Recent Law Changes

Recent Law Changes

Recent Law Changes

Laws to allow renters to fix furniture to walls to prevent death or injury to children from toppling furniture have passed through State Parliament. The Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 amends the Residential Tenancies Act and means landlords must allow tenants, who submit a request form, to attach furniture to a wall to prevent a child, or a person with a disability, from being hurt or killed.

Owners can only refuse the form request in very limited circumstances, such as when the home is heritage-listed or if the walls contain asbestos.

Tenants who attach furniture to walls will have to repair the wall at the end of the tenancy agreement.

 

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