Tenancy data bases / Blacklists
What is a tenancy data base?
A tenancy data base is a list where agents record information about tenants who have problems with their tenancies. They are also known as black lists or bad tenant data bases.
Tenancy data bases are used mainly by agents as a way of screening prospective tenants. These data bases collect and hold information about tenants and can only be used by members (mostly agents) who pay membership fees. Members can list tenants on the database for certain reasons and can check the database to see if a prospective tenant has been listed by another member.
The Residential Tenancies Act 2010 sets out who, when and why a person can be listed. The Act also enables disputes over proposed and existing listings to be resolved. If you believe that an agent or landlord has listed information about you that is incorrect, out-of –date or unjust, there are ways you can go about having the information removed or amended.
How do I find out if I am listed on a tenancy data base?
Tenant Information Centre Australasia (TICA) www.tica.com.au
National Tenancy data base (NTD) www.ntd.net.au
Trading reference Australia www.tradingreference.com
A fee may be charged to access this information; NCAT handles disputes about termination notices and data bases. To find out about NCAT role visit www.ncat.nsw.gov.au/ncat/index.html a YouTube link is available for more information on tenancy rights and responsibilities visit the Fair Trading web site www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or phone 13 32 20
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