Give your view on how to make renting fairer.

In NSW, nearly one in every three people rent their home. The NSW Government is working to improve rental laws to support renters, landlords and the community. Better rules for rentals will help give more stability for renters and certainty for landlords.

If you live in, own or manage a rental property, or are interested in renting rules in NSW, we want to hear from you.

Your feedback will help us make changes that consider anyone in NSW affected by these laws.

Tell us what you think

You can help us understand what you think about:

  • reasons a landlord can terminate a lease – removing 'no grounds' evictions
  • how to make it easier for renters to keep pets
  • protecting personal information held by real estate agents
  • making it easier to transfer rental bonds from one property to another
  • other ways to make the system fairer.

To have your say, you can fill out the survey, upload a submission or write to us with your views.

For information and suggested questions that may help with your responses, download the consultation paper.

Have your say by 11 August 2023.

Thank you for your feedback

Your feedback will inform proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act including to the termination of a lease, pets in rentals, the protection of renter information and a portable bond scheme. The results are in the summary report.


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Other ways to have your say

Other ways to have your say

If you are unable to access the survey or upload a submission, you can send us your submission by email or post.

Submissions must be emailed or posted by 5 pm Friday 11 August 2023.



Residential Tenancies

Policy & Strategy, NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

4 Parramatta Square

Parramatta NSW 2150

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