Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
7 New section 17A inserted (Requiring letting fee prohibited)

After section 17, insert:

17A Requiring letting fee prohibited


No letting agent or other person may require a tenant to pay a letting fee.


Nothing in subsection (1) limits or affects section 44(5) (which entitles a landlord to recover reasonable expenses on consenting to the tenant’s assigning, subletting, or parting with possession of the premises).


Any requirement to pay a letting fee in contravention of subsection (1) is an unlawful act.