Tenancy laws would make eviction easier
NSW is proposing changes to its residential tenancy laws which it says are aimed at increasing the appeal of property to investors and improve the availability of rental properties. The most controversial of the proposed measures would make it easier for landlords to evict tenants for unpaid rent which can currently take up to three months. Spokesman for Australians for Affordable Housing, David Imber, has said that investors decide where to invest based on value rather than their interpretation of tenancy legislation and that there was no evidence that such reforms would increase the supply of rental property. The proposal does include some changes in favour of tenants including 30 days notice in the event of a mortgagee sale.