Residents of supported accommodation are usually excluded from the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 NSW (RT Act 2010), either because they are boarders or lodgers (section 8(1)(c)), or specifically because the agreement is for ‘crisis or refuge accommodation’ (section 8(1)(d)). To be excluded as ‘crisis or refuge accommodation’, the landlord must be a public authority, a council or another organisation that is funded by the Commonwealth or the NSW State Government (Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010, clause 14(1)). On the other hand, such a landlord can also agree not to be excluded (clause 14(2)).
This is changed
There was no specific exclusion of crisis and refuge accommodation under the RT Act 1987 (NSW); however, many – but not all – residents would have been excluded as boarders and lodgers.