Tip 60 – By-laws – Copy to tenants

Under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 the by-laws of the Community Titles Scheme are both terms of the residential tenancy agreement and they must be given to the tenant by the landlord when the tenant is given the agreement for signing.  Adjudicators have found that a by-law requiring a copy of the by-laws to be given to all tenants (whether short or long term) by their landlords, is lawful.  So, whether you are letting through an agent on a 2 year lease, or overnight through Air BnB, the best policy is to ensure that your tenant gets a copy of the by-laws, upfront.