What is tenancy?
Whether you live in public housing or rent through a private landlord, you will have a “tenancy” – an agreement for you to live in your house in exchange for the payment of rent, among other things. Sometimes this agreement will be known as a housing agreement or a rental agreement, and your tenancy known as renting.
In the Northern Territory, there are two types of tenancies:
- Public tenancies – tenancies through the Department of Housing and Community Development (known as the “Department of Housing”)
- Private tenancies – tenancies through a private landlord, real estate agent on behalf of a landlord or a sub-tenancy
When should I get help with tenancy?
You might consider seeking legal advice if you answer “yes” to any of the below questions:
- Are you renting where you live and having problems?
- Do you have any problems with your landlord?
- Are you on a tenancy blacklist?
- Does where you live have problems or repairs that need to be fixed?
- Do you live in a crowded house with too many people?
Unfortunately, TEWLS is unable to give legal advice to landlords in tenancy matters.