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Communtity Law Manual | Tenancy & housing | Rent, bond and other costs

Rent, bond and other costs

Overview

This section of the chapter explains:

  • about rent, including how much rent you can be charged in advance and when you might be able to challenge the rent as being too high
  • how much bond your landlord can charge and what happens to this money once you pay it
  • that the landlord can’t charge you other costs when you move in, like a “letting fee” or a lawyer’s fee (this is a law change from December 2018).
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