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New ban to give 'greater protections' for NSW renters



Tenants on a rolling lease won't be able to get kicked out of their New South Wales rental properties without "reasonable grounds" under a state-wide reform to protect renter rights.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said no grounds evictions would be banned under an election policy package for renters announced today ahead of the March 25 election.

Labor and the Greens have also committed to ending the practice which Perrottet said would provide "greater protections" for renters while ensuring landlords' rights were not infringed upon.

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"These new measures will provide even greater certainty and flexibility for nearly a million renters across NSW," Perrottet said.

A list of reasonable grounds will be determined after consultation with key stakeholders. 

Tenancy advocates have long argued for the government to act on the real estate practice.

Longer lease agreements, extending notice periods for fixed-term leases to give people longer to find a new home and a portable bond scheme was among other measures Perrottet announced.

More to come… 

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