New Parents and Renting in NSW

First time dad here,

Me and my wife are currently renting an apartment in Sydney, and have been wondering if we are obligated to notify our Real Estate agent about the arrival of our child. Do they need to know about it as soon as it happens, so that they have up-to-date records of tenants occupying the premise, or is it enough to allow them to find out during the next inspection?

Assuming that even with our new child we do not exceed maximum number of allowed occupants of the premise as per contract, is there any law in NSW which would allow the real estate to terminate our tenancy due to this event? We are a bit worried about this at the moment, and the topic does not seem to be extensively covered on the internet, as far as Google search engine goes.

Comments

  • +10

    As soon as your sperm hits her egg you need to call the agent

    • +6

      I find they also enjoy getting copies of the ultrasounds at each checkup.

  • -1

    I think if they terminated your rent because you had a baby you would have a really wonderful lawsuit to win - tv stations love that sort of bad publicity. I would assume you’d be fine, but wouldn’t presume NSW wouldn’t have some crappy law to screw over tenants.

    • +2

      Only if the agent/LL was stupid enough to sight the baby/pregnancy as the reason. Any normal agent would use the "no grounds eviction".

  • +1

    It is not covered by google because it is not a thing.

  • +4

    you have to bring your child in on day one, and they need to sign the rental agreement

  • +3

    Plus dont forget to supply copies of the babies
    Photo ID ,Bank statement , payslips, current credit report and references

    • you forgot DNA sample

      • +1

        Dont worry
        the LNP's department of fear will have that in the outsourced database

      • As the father, he can provide a sample of half the baby's DNA.

  • +6

    Congratulations ! 👶

  • +1

    I'm gonna need a MS Paint drawing outlining how all this happened…actually, on second thought, don't.

    Congratulations mate!

  • +2

    is there any law in NSW which would allow the real estate to terminate our tenancy due to this event?

    Yeah - it's called a "no grounds eviction". It's real. Renting in NSW sucks.

    • +1

      It's not an eviction, it's just - you're at the end of your lease, they have no obligation to keep renting it to you.

      • Yeah - it could go down that way too.

  • Have a look on your lease, it usually says how many people can occupy the property.

  • +1

    is there any law in NSW which would allow the real estate to terminate our tenancy due to this event?

    That would be unlawful.
    https://www.antidiscrimination.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/adb1...?

      • +3

        a 'surprise' baby.

        Kinder surprise.

        • Well played sir! Have a 'plus' from me.

  • Relax OP, enjoy your new baby and don't let him/her trash the place when they become a toddler and you'll be fine.

  • Treat property managers like mushrooms.

    • +3

      Chop them up and put them in soup?

      • +4

        Well….not what I had in mind but I won't dispute your recommendation.

  • Technically can be considered as additional occupants.

    "Having an additional occupant does not require permission, although a tenant must not exceed the maximum number of permitted occupants stated on the lease.”
    Source: Fair Trading NSW

    • maximum number of permitted occupants

      1 dogecoin the Lease doesn't specify this. Regardless, they would never ever enforce it. If the RE Agent was stupid enough to go to NCAT over a baby then I'll be there front row and will bring popcorn for everyone.