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Tenant legal rights

Tenants are often unaware of their rights or are reluctant to enforce the rights they do have for fear of possible reprisal, particularly given the shortage of affordable rental properties.

  1. While you're on a fixed-term tenancy agreement of two years or less your rent generally can't be increased unless it's written into the agreement
  2. You can't stop paying your rent if your landlord doesn't do urgent repairs
  3.  If you're on a fixed-term agreement a landlord can't kick you out without good cause
  4. When it comes to water bills, you're only liable for your water consumption charges, not other associated supply charges