As a tenant you have rights under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010. The Act and the regulations set out a standard residential tenancy agreement that gives rights and obligations to landlords and tenants.
What this means is when you rent a property in NSW you have a standard formal agreement with the landlord. This agreement protects your rights as a tenant to enjoy your home peacefully and protects the landlord from tenants who may not pay rent or take due care of the property.
The Act covers private tenants who have a written or oral residential tenancy agreement.
People in share housing are generally covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. For further information on share housing look at ‘Share Housing’ under ‘Types of Arrangements.’
Your rights and obligations under the Act can be viewed here