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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 61
Written agreements required
61 Written agreements required
(1) The lessor or lessor’s agent must ensure the agreement is in writing to
the extent, and in the way, required by this section.
penalty—20 penalty units.
(2) The written agreement must—
the standard terms for the agreement; and
(b) include any special terms of
(3) If, for a standard term to be effective, the term requires
stated information to be included in it (including, for example, the names of
the parties and a description of the premises) the agreement is taken to
include the standard term only if the information is properly included.
The agreement must be written in a clear and precise way.
(5) The costs of
preparing the agreement are payable by the lessor.
(6) Nothing in this
(a) requires the tenant to prepare the written agreement; or
affects the enforceability of an agreement that is not in writing.
section does not apply to—
(a) an agreement for a short tenancy (moveable
(b) a periodic agreement mentioned in section 70 (2) .
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