Landlords’ Perception on the Introduction of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA)


  • Nurul Ardila Azmi International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Mariana Mohamed Osman International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Syafiee Shuid International Islamic University Malaysia



Rental Housing, Landlord, Tenant, Residential Tenancy Act


Deficiency of firm regulations administering the tenancy process has resulted in recurred disputes over a long span of years. This study analyzed the landlord's perception on the introduction of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) by examining landlords' acceptance or refusal. This study applied the descriptive analysis method on 50 questionnaire surveys distributed to landlords in Gombak district. Results showed that 70% of the respondents agreed on the introduction of RTA, while deposit payment is the most preferred principal concept to be consolidated in RTA. These results have recommended strategies to boost the landlord's acceptance of RTA.Keywords: Rental Housing; Landlord; Tenant; Residential Tenancy ActeISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.DOI:

Author Biography

Nurul Ardila Azmi, International Islamic University Malaysia

Department of Urban and Regional Planning,Kuliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design


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How to Cite

Azmi, N. A., Mohamed Osman, M., & Shuid, S. (2019). Landlords’ Perception on the Introduction of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA). Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 259-263.