In social housing matters, a social housing provider landlord can apply to NCAT for the following orders under the
Residential Tenancies Act 2010.
NCAT can make orders about prohibited terms in an agreement or the validity of a residential tenancy agreement.
NCAT can make orders about some pre-agreement matters such as holding fees and the ingoing condition report.
NCAT can make orders allowing the landlord or other person to enter or gain access to the residential premises. Learn more about a landlord's
right of entry on NSW Fair Trading's website.
NCAT can make orders relating to alterations or additions to the residential premises, such as removing or adding fixtures and other changes. Learn more about
alteration requests on NSW Fair Trading's website.
NCAT can make a range of general orders relating to a residential tenancy agreement, such as the payment of compensation or orders regarding a breach of the agreement.
An order for the payment of an amount of money
Note: Maximum claim is $15,000.
An order as to compensation
NCAT can make orders about locks, security or other opening devices and information.
Explain why this order is necessary.
If the premises are affected by something that makes the premises wholly or partly uninahbitible, NCATcan make orders reducing the rent payable or terminating the tenancy agreement.
A termination order where the agreement is frustrated
NCAT can make orders terminating (ending) a residential tenancy agreement and giving possession of the premises to the landlord or other person under the Act. Learn more about
giving a termination notice on NSW Fair Trading's website.
A termination order where the tenant or occupant is causing serious damage or injury
A termination order due to unlawful use of the premises by the tenant or occupant
A termination order for a tenancy of 20 years or more
A termination order as the tenant has failed or refused to enter into an acceptable behaviour agreement
Note: NSW Land and Housing Corporation orders only
A termination order as the tenant has seriously or persistently breached the terms of an acceptable behaviour agreement
After a tenancy agreement has been terminated, NCAT can make orders for the tenant to pay a daily occupation fee until they move out of the premises.
When there is a dispute about the rental bond, NCAT can make orders about the payment of the rental bond. Learn more about
making a bond claim on NSW Fair Trading's website.
An order regarding the payment of a rental bond
Note: You must notify NSW Fair Trading if you apply for rental bond orders.
If a tenant abandons the premises during the tenancy, NCAT can make orders declaring that the premises are abandoned and for the tenant to pay compensation for any loss caused by the abandonment.
If a tenant leaves behind uncollected goods in the rented premises after the tenancy has ended, NCAT can make orders about the removal and disposal of those goods. Learn more about
goods left behind on NSW Fair Trading's website.