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Letter to RTC: Rental applicants asked to pay for blacklist check
Following an ABC report today that 160 real estate agencies around Australia, including Tasmania, are using an online platform which appears to ask that prospective tenants pay for a background check we wrote to the Residential Tenancy Commissioner to
- Determine the legality of the request that prospective tenants pay for background blacklist checks; and
- Inform Real Estate Agencies of their decision; and
- Request that Real Estate Agencies, who unlawfully collected or allowed the collection of monies, reimburse rental applicants.
Find the full letter below or linked here.