Are Tenants required to be 2 weeks in advance at all times?

By January 31, 2018 No Comments

This is a common misconception among owners. Some agents even write this into their lease agreements. Unfortunately, this is contracting out of the Act, and a lease with these conditions would not stand up in Court.

While we can REQUEST a tenant to pay fortnightly, or be two weeks in advance, the Legislation does NOT allow us to enforce this. In fact, the first legal step we can take is when the tenant’s rent becomes 7 clear days in arrears.