Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5551 ..
(11) Are there any legislative or procedural limitations on housing providers offering unlimited or indefinite-term leases.
(12) What is the take-up of long-term leases in the ACT (for example, how many Residential Tenancy Agreements currently exist for five, 10, year terms etc).
(13) Do tenants in long-term leases have additional rights, obligations or restrictions not imposed on shorter fixed-term residential leases.
(14) How many individuals in the ACT have been evicted over the past three years because the owner wished to sell the property.
(15) Are there restrictions on how much rent can increase between the termination of one fixed-term lease and the signing of another, either to another person or to the current tenant.
(16) Are there restrictions on how much rent can increase during a fixed-term lease.
(17) Are there restrictions on how much rent can increase upon the resigning or recurrence of a fixed-term lease.
(18) How many complaints have been received over the past three years of owners failing to undertake reasonable repairs or improvements to a rental property in a timely fashion.
(19) What obligations are imposed on owners of rental properties to bring properties to a particular rental standard.
(20) What enforcement of these standards have taken place over the past three years.
Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Housing ACT has commenced recording the number of endorsements sought since January 2017. However, the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) keeps records of the number of endorsed terms included in the residential tenancy agreements. In 2015-16, there were 36 tenancy agreements with endorsed terms for Housing ACT and in 2016-17 there were 67 tenancy agreements with endorsed terms for Housing ACT.
(2) This information is not readily available for private tenancies.
No Housing ACT tenant currently has pet restrictions. Housing ACT has in the past obtained orders from the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal restricting pets where ownership has caused a breach of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (the RT Act).
(3) Not on a centralised basis and this information is not readily available.
Housing ACT keeps data on grounds used for the eviction of Housing ACT tenants. Further detail is at question 4 of this QON.
(4) This information is not readily available for private tenants.
The following is a breakdown of evictions over the last three years, by reason/cause, for Housing ACT tenants: