Changes proposed to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

August 03 2015

Most staff employed on farms are also supplied with accommodation on the farm. With that comes rights and obligations as a landlord and employer. Changes are proposed to our tenancy laws and are expected to take effect from 1 July 2016.

Proposed changes include landlords’ compulsory installation and maintenance of smoke detectors, and compulsory insulation measures. It may be worthwhile keeping this in mind when setting and reviewing next year’s budget to allow for compliance with the proposed changes.

If you want more information about this changes and how they may affect you contact our rural lawyers.

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