A guide for Tasmanian Landlords

Here are the fundamentals for Tasmanian landlords:


·         Bond is four weeks’ rent.

·         One month’s rent is paid in advance.

·         Notice for a landlord to end tenancy is 14 to 28 days.

Residential Tenancy Act of Tasmania

The Residential Tenancy Act 1997 does not apply to:

  • renting outside of Tasmania
  • sub-leases
  • any room in a property where there are two rooms being let AND the owner also lives there OR the tenant lives there and sublets the boarding premises
  • contracts of sale
  • holiday accommodation (where the property is rented for a holiday for less than 3 months)
  • temporary refuge accommodation (e.g. a women’s shelter)
  • commercial property (e.g. shop leases). Visit the Retail Tenancy page for more information.
  • any part of a hotel or motel that is not a boarding house
  • any part of a hospital, nursing home or club
  • properties let under the Retirement Villages Act 2004. Visit the Retirement Villages page for more information.

For more information visit: https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/housing/renting/beginning-tenancy/leases

See our article on "Legal reasons a tenancy application can be denied”: https://www.realrenta.com.au/blog/post/646

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Jason Gwerder
Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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