In the Northern Territory, a lease agreement can be written in writing or orally. Whether the agreement is written or oral, the same laws and regulations as those established by the Northern Territory government apply. In addition, some leases may include punitive clauses under which the tenant must pay “rental fees” to cover part of the landlord`s cost of re-renting the premises. However, the amount of “replacement” costs must be reasonable and must be a preliminary estimate of the harm the lessor will suffer if he has to re-rent the premises prematurely. The tenant`s obligations are defined by this rental agreement and the specific laws for the location of the property. The tenant`s main obligations are to pay the rent on time and not to cause damage to the premises. If you violate the term of the lease, you are responsible for correcting it. If you are the tenant, this may mean that you are paying money to solve any problems caused by you or your guests. If you do not pay voluntarily to correct the infringement, you may be prosecuted for damages caused by the offence and/or possibly evicted by the owner. The Housing Act only applies to certain types of leases. It.B does not apply to agreements relating to: A loan/guarantee is a sum that the tenant pays to the lessor to ensure that the tenant fulfills all obligations arising from the tenancy agreement. The lessor holds the deposit for the duration of the trust lease to ensure that the tenant is not in default under the terms of the tenancy agreement or that he is damaging the property.
If the tenant damages the property (without normal “wear” or if the tenant has not paid rent, the tenant has the right to recover the amount due from the deposit. As a general rule, the tenant must make the deposit available to the landlord at the beginning of the term of the tenancy agreement. At the end of the term of the tenancy agreement, the tenant recovers the deposit reduced from any deductions for repairs/restorations.