“I broke a lease early awhile ago and owed the landlord/agent money, which meant my name went on a tenancy database. I want to pay the outstanding debt out and have made a plan to pay it off. I’m curious though, will I struggle to rent in Sydney again? Will my payment wipe my record on the tenancy database clear?” Tenant, NSW

We asked Senior Property Manager at Mint360property, Nancy Vieria, for her advice.

Nancy said a tenant could only have their name placed on a tenancy database:

  • at the end of a lease AND
  • when rent is owed more than the total of the rental bond OR
  • as the result of a court or tribunal order

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“You may opt to pay the outstanding debt by arranging a payment plan,” she said.

“Once a debt has been repaid to the landlord/agent within three months, the listing must be removed from the tenancy database.”

“In most cases, listings of more than three years must be removed.  You can also seek to remove your name from the tenancy database if you think the listing is inaccurate.  This is done by applying to the Tribunal.”

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Nancy Vieria
Nancy Vieria
Senior Property Manager at Mint360property

Nancy Vieria is the Senior Property Manager at Mint360property in Randwick, New South Wales. Mint360property's expert real estate team has a combined 150 years of industry experience. The company provide expertise and services across sales, property management, project marketing, commercial/retail sales and management. The office was founded in 2010 and is privately held.