Tenancy databases

Tenancy databases are registers run by privately owned companies that record information about tenants who have had their tenancy agreements ended for specific reasons.

Law changes

Changes to tenancy database laws took effect on 1 July 2016 and impact how property managers/owners use these databases to check the rental history of a prospective tenant.

Tenancy databases give property owners a way of protecting their property investments, however unfair listings have occurred in the past. The Act provides protection against inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous or out-of-date listings while recognising the property owner’s right to take reasonable steps to protect their property. Find out more about the law changes.

Tenancy databases fact sheet
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More information

For more information contact the RTA on 1300 366 311.

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