While most conditions for Housing SA tenancies are governed by the South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 (SA) some sections of the Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA) also apply. These sections specifically relate to matters such as eviction, quiet enjoyment of premises and security of dwellings.
Some relevant sections of the Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA) that apply to Housing SA tenants are:
- how the Tribunal hears and mediates disputes [pt 3]
- relating to locks and security of premises [s 66]
- behaviour of tenants, see: unacceptable conduct by a tenant [ss 71 and 90]
- dealing with possession orders and the enforcement of those orders [ss 93 and 99]
- termination of tenancy on application by landlord [s 87]
Most importantly, where problems and disputes arise, matters are heard by the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).
See 'RESOLVING TENANCY DISPUTES'.
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