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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 October 2017 at 01:01)
Part 3 Division 1 Section 26
26   Disclosure of information to tenants generally
(1) False representations A landlord or landlord’s agent must not induce a tenant to enter into a residential tenancy agreement by any statement, representation or promise that the landlord or agent knows to be false, misleading or deceptive or by knowingly concealing a material fact of a kind prescribed by the regulations.
(2) Disclosure of sale, mortgagee actions A landlord or landlord’s agent must disclose the following to the tenant before the tenant enters into the residential tenancy agreement:
(a)  any proposal to sell the residential premises, if the landlord has prepared a contract for sale of the residential premises,
(b)  that a mortgagee is taking action for possession of the residential premises, if the mortgagee has commenced proceedings in a court to enforce a mortgage over the premises.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to a landlord’s agent unless the agent is aware of the matters required to be disclosed.
(4) Information statement to be given A landlord or landlord’s agent must give a tenant an information statement in the approved form before the tenant enters into the residential tenancy agreement.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.