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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1997


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purposes  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Act binds the Crown  
   5.      Application of Act to assignees and transferees  
   6.      Tenancy agreements exceeding 5 years  
   7.      Premises used primarily as a residence  
   8.      Premises connected to premises used for trade or business  
   9.      Principal place of residence  
   10.     Premises used for holidays  
   11.     Farming and grazing  
   12.     Contracts of employment  
   13.     Contracts of sale or mortgages  
   14.     Prescribed premises and prescribed tenancy agreements  
   15.     Certain provisions not to apply to tenancy agreements  
   17.     Room used by owner or owner's family or employees  
   18.     Self-contained apartments  
   19.     Minister may declare building to be a rooming house  
   20.     Hotels and motels  
   21.     Educational institutions  
   22.     Temporary crisis accommodation  
   23.     Health or residential services  
   23A.    Application of Act to assignees and transferees  
   23B.    Site agreements exceeding 5 years  
   23C.    Part 4A site used under contract of employment  
   23D.    Part 4A site used primarily as a residence  
   23E.    Part 4A site used for holidays  
   23F.    Prescribed Part 4A sites and prescribed site agreements  
   23G.    Certain provisions not to apply to site agreements  
   24.     Application for exemption  
   25.     Order of Tribunal  

   PART 2--RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES--TENANCY AGREEMENTS

   26.     Tenancy agreements to be in standard form  
   27.     Invalid terms  
   28.     Harsh and unconscionable terms  
   29.     Copy of agreement to be made available to tenant  
   30.     Tenants with children  
   31.     What is the maximum bond?  
   32.     Application to increase maximum amount of bond  
   33.     Tribunal may determine maximum bond  
   34.     Not more than 1 bond is payable in respect of continuous occupation  
   35.     Condition report  
   36.     Condition report is evidence of state of repair  
   37.     Certain guarantees prohibited  
   38.     Maximum amount of certain guarantees  
   39.     Accrual of rent  
   40.     Limit on rent in advance  
   41.     Rent in advance under weekly tenancy agreement  
   42.     Where and how is rent to be paid?  
   43.     Receipts for rent  
   44.     How much notice of rent increase is required?  
   45.     Tenant may complain to Director about excessive rent  
   46.     Application to Tribunal about excessive rent  
   47.     What can the Tribunal order?  
   48.     Tribunal can order refund of rent  
   49.     Tenant's goods not to be taken for rent  
   50.     Application and holding deposits  
   51.     Certain charges prohibited  
   52.     Tenant's liability for various utility charges  
   53.     Landlord's liability for various utility charges  
   54.     Landlord's liability for charges for supply to non‑complying appliances  
   55.     Reimbursement  
   56.     Landlord must not seek overpayment for utility charge  
   57.     Director of Housing may impose service charge  
   58.     Indemnity for taxes and rates  
   59.     Tenant must not use premises for illegal purpose  
   60.     Tenant must not cause nuisance or interference  
   61.     Tenant must avoid damage to premises or common areas  
   62.     Tenant must give notice of damage  
   63.     Tenant must keep rented premises clean  
   64.     Tenant must not install fixtures etc. without consent  
   65.     Landlord's duty in relation to provision of premises  
   66.     Landlord must give tenant certain information  
   67.     Quiet enjoyment  
   68.     Landlord's duty to maintain premises  
   69.     Landlord must ensure rating compliance for replacement water appliances  
   70.     Locks  
   70A.    Locks for rented premises the subject of an intervention order  
   71.     Application to Tribunal to change locks without consent  
   72.     Urgent repairs  
   73.     Application to Tribunal for urgent repairs  
   74.     Application to Director to investigate need for non‑urgent repairs  
   75.     Application to Tribunal for non-urgent repairs  
   76.     What can the Tribunal order?  
   77.     Payment of rent into Rent Special Account  
   78.     Landlord may give tenant repair notice  
   79.     Landlord may do repairs and tenant liable for costs  
   80.     Declaration under Housing Act 1983 that house unfit for habitation  
   81.     Assignment and sub-letting by a tenant  
   82.     Tenant may apply to Tribunal  
   83.     Director of Housing may withhold consent in certain circumstances  
   84.     Landlord cannot ask for fee for giving consent  
   85.     Entry of rented premises  
   86.     Grounds for entry of rented premises  
   87.     Manner of entry  
   88.     What must be in a notice of entry?  
   89.     Tenant has duty to permit entry  
   90.     What if damage is caused during entry?  
   91.     What if a person exercising right of entry fails to comply with Division?  
   91A.    Offence relating to entering rented premises  

   PART 3--ROOMING HOUSES--RESIDENCY RIGHTS AND DUTIES

   92.     Residency right  
   92A.    Exclusive occupancy right  
   92B.    Shared room right  
   92C.    Notice to resident of residency right  
   93.     Rights cannot be assigned  
   94.     Power to enter tenancy agreements or other agreements  
   94A.    Harsh and unconscionable terms  
   94B.    Consent required for increase in room capacity  
   94C.    Notice of increase in room capacity  
   94D.    Consent of resident to increased room capacity  
   95.     Payment of bond  
   96.     What is the maximum bond?  
   97.     Condition report  
   98.     Condition report is evidence of state of repair  
   99.     Limit on rent in advance  
   100.    Receipts for rent  
   101.    How much notice of rent increase is required?  
   102.    Resident may complain to Director about excessive rent  
   102A.   Director may investigate rent without application by resident  
   103.    Application to Tribunal about excessive rent  
   104.    What can the Tribunal order?  
   105.    Payment of increased rent pending Tribunal decision  
   106.    Rent must be reduced if services are reduced  
   106A.   Rent must be reduced if room capacity increased  
   107.    Resident's goods not to be taken for rent  
   108.    Separately metered rooms  
   109.    Schedule of services provided to be given to resident  
   109A.   Director of Housing may impose service charge on resident  
   110.    Resident's use of room  
   111.    Resident must not use room for illegal purposes  
   112.    Resident's duty to pay rent  
   113.    Quiet enjoyment—resident's duty  
   114.    Resident must keep room in clean condition  
   115.    Resident must not install fixtures without consent  
   116.    Resident must notify owner of and compensate for damage  
   117.    Resident must not keep pet without consent  
   118.    Resident must give key to owner  
   119.    Resident must observe house rules  
   120.    Rooming house owner must keep room and house in good repair  
   120A.   Rooming house owner must comply with rooming house standards  
   121.    Rooming house owner must provide access  
   122.    Quiet enjoyment—rooming house owner's duty  
   123.    Security  
   124.    Display of statement of rights and house rules  
   125.    Owner to give additional information  
   126.    House rules  
   127.    Duties relating to house rules  
   128.    What if house rules are thought to be unreasonable?  
   129.    Urgent repairs  
   130.    Application to Tribunal for urgent repairs  
   131.    Application to Director to investigate need for non‑urgent repairs  
   131A.   Director may investigate rooming house without application by resident  
   132.    Application to Tribunal for non-urgent repairs  
   133.    What can the Tribunal order?  
   134.    Payment of rent into Rent Special Account  
   135.    Repair provisions not applicable to certain damage  
   136.    Access to room  
   137.    Grounds for entry of a room  
   138.    Manner of entry  
   139.    What must be in a notice of entry?  
   140.    Resident has duty to permit entry  
   141.    What if damage is caused during entry?  
   142.    What if a person exercising right of entry fails to comply with Division?  
   142A.   Offence relating to entering room occupied by resident  
   142B.   Standards for rooming houses etc.  
   142BA.  Records of gas and electrical safety checks  
   142C.   Regulations for rooming houses  
   142D.   Unregistered rooming house  
   142E.   Establishment of Rooming House Register  
   142F.   Information to be included in Rooming House Register  
   142G.   Compilation of information for inclusion in Rooming House Register  
   142H.   Form of Rooming House Register  
   142I.   Rooming House Register—Access and amendment  
   142J.   Inspection of Rooming House Register  
   142K.   Restriction on access to personal information  
   142L.   Rights of review  

   PART 4--CARAVAN PARKS AND MOVABLE DWELLINGS--RESIDENCY RIGHTS AND DUTIES

   143AA.  Application of Part to caravan parks and movable dwellings  
   143.    Residency right  
   144.    Agreements  
   144A.   Harsh and unconscionable terms  
   145.    Caravan park owner to notify prospective resident of rights  
   146.    Payment of bond  
   147.    What is the maximum bond?  
   148.    Condition report  
   149.    Condition report is evidence of state of repair  
   150.    Limit on rent or hiring charge in advance  
   151.    Receipts for rent or hiring charge  
   152.    How much notice is required of rent or hiring charge increase?  
   153.    Resident may complain to Director about excessive rent or hiring charge  
   154.    Application to Tribunal about excessive rent or hiring charge  
   155.    What can the Tribunal order?  
   156.    Payment of increased rent or hiring charge pending Tribunal decision  
   157.    Additional rent  
   158.    Additional hiring charge  
   159.    Rent must be reduced if services are reduced  
   160.    Resident's goods not to be taken for rent or hiring charges  
   161.    Fee for supply of key  
   162.    Resident's liability for electricity, gas and water charges  
   163.    Caravan park owner's liability for electricity, gas and water charges  
   164.    Owner's responsibility for charges for supply to non-complying appliances  
   165.    Reimbursement  
   166.    Owner must not seek overpayment for utility charges  
   167.    Resident's use of site  
   168.    Resident must not use site for illegal purposes  
   169.    Resident's duty to pay rent and hiring charge  
   170.    Quiet enjoyment—resident's duty  
   171.    Resident must keep site clean  
   172.    Resident must not erect structures  
   173.    Resident must notify owner of and compensate for damage  
   174.    Number of persons residing on site  
   175.    Resident must observe caravan park rules  
   176.    Caravan park owner must provide access  
   177.    Quiet enjoyment—caravan park owner's duty  
   178.    Caravan park owner must keep park etc. clean  
   179.    Duty of caravan park owner to maintain communal areas  
   180.    Maintenance and repair of caravans  
   181.    Owner must ensure water efficient appliances installed  
   182.    Statement of rights and copy of park rules  
   183.     Statement of scale of certain charges, fees and commissions  
   184.    Owner to give additional information  
   185.    Caravan park rules  
   186.    Duties relating to caravan park rules  
   187.    What if the caravan park rules are thought to be unreasonable?  
   188.    Urgent repairs to caravans  
   189.    Application to Tribunal for urgent repairs  
   190.    Application to Director to investigate need for non-urgent repairs  
   191.    Application to Tribunal for non-urgent repairs  
   192.    What can the Tribunal order?  
   193.    Payment of hiring charge into Rent Special Account  
   194.    Repair provisions not applicable to certain damage  
   195.    Transfer of residency right  
   196.    What if the caravan park owner unreasonably withholds consent to transfer?  
   197.    Owner must not charge fee for transfer of resident's rights  
   198.    Sale of caravan  
   199.    Entry of caravan by caravan park owner  
   200.    Entry of caravan by caravan owner  
   201.    Grounds for entry of caravan or site  
   202.    Manner of entry  
   203.    What must be in a notice of entry?  
   204.    Resident has duty to permit entry  
   205.    What if damage is caused during entry?  
   206.    What if a person exercising right of entry fails to comply with Division?  
   206A.   Offence relating to entering a site or caravan occupied by a resident  

   PART 4A--SITE AGREEMENTS AND SITE–TENANT OWNED DWELLINGS

   206B.   Rights of site tenants  
   206C.   Part 4A dwelling not a fixture  
   206D.   Crown land  
   206E.   Site agreements to be in writing  
   206F.   Terms of site agreement  
   206G.   Harsh and unconscionable terms  
   206H.   Minimum terms for site agreements in new parks  
   206I.   Site agreement consideration period  
   206J.   Cooling off period  
   206JA.  Cooling off period—Part 4A dwelling purchase agreement  
   206K.   What is the maximum bond?  
   206L.   Application to increase maximum amount of bond  
   206M.   Tribunal may determine maximum bond  
   206N.   Not more than one bond is payable in respect of continuous occupation  
   206O.   Condition report  
   206P.   Condition report is evidence of state of repair  
   206Q.   Certain guarantees prohibited  
   206R.   Maximum amount of certain guarantees  
   206S.   Rent, fees and charges under site agreements  
   206T.   Limit on rent in advance  
   206U.   Receipts for rent  
   206V.   How much notice is required of rent increase?  
   206W.   Site tenant may complain to Director about excessive rent  
   206X.   Application to Tribunal about excessive rent  
   206Y.   What can the Tribunal order?  
   206Z.   Payment of increased rent pending Tribunal decision  
   206ZA.  Additional charge  
   206ZB.  Rent must be reduced if services are reduced  
   206ZC.  Site tenant's goods not to be taken for rent  
   206ZD.  Fee for supply of key  
   206ZE.  Site tenant's liability for electricity, gas and water charges  
   206ZF.  Site owner's liability for electricity, gas and water charges  
   206ZG.  Reimbursement  
   206ZH.  Site owner must not seek overpayment for utility charges  
   206ZI.  Site tenant's use of site  
   206ZJ.  Site tenant must not use site for illegal purpose  
   206ZK.  Site tenant's duty to pay rent  
   206ZL.  Quiet enjoyment—site tenant's duty  
   206ZM.  Site tenant must keep site clean  
   206ZN.  Site tenant must not erect structures  
   206ZO.  Site tenant must notify site owner of and compensate for damage  
   206ZP.  Number of persons residing on Part 4A site  
   206ZQ.  Site tenant must observe Part 4A park rules  
   206ZR.  Site owner must give tenant certain information  
   206ZS.  Part 4A site plans  
   206ZT.  Site owner must provide access  
   206ZU.  Quiet enjoyment—site owner's duty  
   206ZV.  Site owner must keep Part 4A park clean  
   206ZW.  Duty of site owner to maintain communal areas  
   206ZX.  Site owner to give additional information  
   206ZY.  Site owner may make Part 4A park rules  
   206ZZ.  Amendment of Part 4A park rules  
   206ZZA.  What if the Part 4A park rules are thought to be unreasonable?  
   206ZZB. Participation in site tenants' committee  
   206ZZC. Site owner's duties to site tenants' committees  
   206ZZD. Assignment by a site tenant  
   206ZZE. Sub-letting by a site tenant  
   206ZZF. Site tenant may apply to Tribunal  
   206ZZG. Site owner cannot ask for fee for giving consent  
   206ZZH. Sale of Part 4A dwelling  
   206ZZI. Entry of Part 4A site and Part 4A dwelling by site owner  
   206ZZJ. Grounds for entry of Part 4A site  
   206ZZK. Manner of entry  
   206ZZL. What must be in a notice of entry?  
   206ZZM. Site tenant has duty to permit entry  
   206ZZN. What if damage is caused during entry?  
   206ZZO. What if a person exercising right of entry fails to comply with Division?  
   206ZZP. Offence relating to entering a site occupied by a site tenant  

   PART 5--COMPENSATION AND COMPLIANCE

   207.    Definitions  
   208.    Breach of duty notice  
   209.    Application for compensation or compliance order for breach of duty  
   209A.   Tribunal must hear application urgently  
   210.    Application to Tribunal for compensation order on other grounds  
   210A.   Application to Tribunal by resident for compensation  
   210B.   Application to Tribunal by site tenant or site owner for compensation  
   211.    Matters which may be considered by Tribunal  
   212.    Orders of Tribunal  
   213.    Compensation for unpaid rent  
   213AA.  Compensation for unpaid rent under site agreement  
   213A.   Application for payment of rent arrears or hiring charge arrears from bond  
   213B.   Application to Tribunal for loss or damage  
   214.    Can a person recover compensation under this Part as well as from a bond?  
   214A.   Compensation for loss of rent under terminated site agreement  
   215.    What powers does a court have to award compensation?  

   PART 6--TERMINATION

   216.    Termination of tenancy agreement  
   217.    Termination by agreement  
   218.    Termination by consent  
   219.    Termination after notice to vacate  
   220.    Termination by abandonment  
   221.    Termination where premises are sub-let  
   222.    Termination where landlord not owner of premises  
   223.    Termination by mortgagee  
   224.    Termination by merger  
   225.    Termination by disclaimer  
   226.    Termination by tenant before possession  
   227.    Termination by landlord before possession  
   228.    Termination after death of sole tenant  
   228A.   Tenancy agreement—cancellation of licence or failure to renew licence  
   229.    Offence to obtain possession etc. of premises  
   230.    Creation of periodic tenancy  
   231.    New tenancy created where head tenancy terminated  
   232.    Application to Tribunal for creation of tenancy agreement  
   233.    Order of Tribunal  
   233A.   Application for new tenancy agreement because of final family violence intervention order  
   233B.   Tribunal orders for application made under section 233A(3)  
   233C.   Tribunal may determine parties' liability under terminated tenancy agreement  
   233D.   Cross-examination in proceedings for a new tenancy agreement  
   234.    Reduction of fixed term tenancy agreement  
   235.    Notice of intention to vacate  
   236.    Notice to have no effect in certain circumstances  
   237.    Reduced period of notice of intention to vacate in certain circumstances  
   238.    Premises destroyed or unfit for habitation  
   239.    Failure of landlord to comply with Tribunal order  
   240.    Successive breaches by landlord  
   241.    Order of Tribunal that premises are abandoned  
   242.    Abandoned premises and rent in advance  
   243.    Damage  
   244.    Danger  
   245.    Condition of premises  
   246.    Non-payment of rent  
   247.    Failure to pay bond  
   248.    Failure to comply with Tribunal order  
   249.    Successive breaches by tenant  
   250.    Use of premises for illegal purpose  
   250A.   Drug-related conduct in public housing  
   250B.   Prescribed indictable offences in public housing  
   251.    Permitting child to reside in premises  
   252.    False statement to housing authority  
   253.    Assignment or sub-letting without consent  
   254.    Landlord's principal place of residence (fixed term tenancy)  
   255.    Repairs  
   256.    Demolition  
   257.    Premises to be used for business  
   258.    Premises to be occupied by landlord or landlord's family  
   259.    Premises to be sold  
   260.    Premises required for public purposes  
   261.    End of fixed term tenancy  
   262.    Tenant no longer meets eligibility criteria  
   262A.   Tenant in transitional housing refuses alternative accommodation  
   263.    Notice to vacate for no specified reason  
   264.    Prohibition on letting premises after notice  
   265.    Effect of excessive rent order on notice to vacate  
   266.    Notice to have no effect in certain circumstances  
   267.    Notice by owner  
   268.    Notice by mortgagee  
   268A.   Notice to vacate given by Tribunal order under Rooming House Operators Act 2016  
   268B.   Notice to vacate—refusal of licence under Rooming House Operators Act 2016  
   269.    Termination after notice  
   270.    Termination by Tribunal  
   271.    Termination by abandonment  
   272.    Termination if room or rooming house destroyed  
   272A.   Residency rights—cancellation of licence or failure to renew licence  
   273.    Offences relating to interference with rights  
   274.    Notice of intention to vacate room  
   275.    Rent payable on termination without notice  
   276.    Rent payable if room vacated early  
   277.    Order of abandonment  
   278.    Damage  
   279.    Danger  
   280.    Disruption  
   281.    Non-payment of rent  
   282.    Failure of resident to comply with Tribunal order  
   283.    Successive breaches by resident  
   284.    Use of room for illegal purpose  
   285.    Sale of rooming house  
   286.    Repairs or demolition  
   287.    Prohibition on renting after notice  
   287A.   Resident in transitional housing refuses alternative accommodation  
   288.    Notice for no specified reason  
   289.    Notice of no effect  
   289A.   Notice by owner of building or other person who is not rooming house owner  
   290.    Notice by rooming house mortgagee  
   290A.   Notice to vacate given by Tribunal order under Rooming House Operators Act 2016  
   290B.   Notice to vacate—refusal of licence under Rooming House Operators Act 2016  
   291.    Termination after notice  
   292.    Termination by agreement  
   293.    Termination on execution of warrant  
   294.    Termination by abandonment  
   295.    Offences relating to interference with rights  
   296.    Notice of intention to vacate site or caravan  
   297.    Notice if caravan destroyed or unfit for habitation  
   298.    Rent or hiring charge payable on termination without notice  
   299.    Rent or hiring charge payable if site or caravan vacated early  
   300.    Abandonment of site or caravan  
   301.    Order of abandonment  
   302.    Damage  
   303.    Danger  
   304.    Disruption  
   305.    Non-payment of rent  
   306.    Non-payment of hiring charges  
   307.    Failure of resident to comply with Tribunal order  
   308.    Successive breaches by resident  
   309.    Use of site or caravan for illegal purpose  
   310.    Sale of caravan  
   311.    Change of use  
   312.    Occupation by caravan owner  
   313.    Prohibition on hiring of caravans or renting of sites after notice  
   314.    Notice for no specified reason  
   315.    Notice of no effect  
   316.    Notice by caravan park mortgagee  
   317.    Notice by caravan mortgagee  
   317A.   Termination of site agreement  
   317B.   Termination by agreement  
   317C.   Termination by consent  
   317D.   Termination after notice to vacate  
   317E.   Termination by abandonment  
   317F.   Termination if Part 4A site is sub-let  
   317G.   Termination if site owner not owner of site  
   317H.   Termination by merger  
   317I.   Termination by disclaimer  
   317J.   Termination by site tenant before occupation or use  
   317K.   Offences relating to interference with rights  
   317L.   Creation of periodic site agreement  
   317M.   Application for new site agreement because of final family violence intervention order  
   317N.   Tribunal orders for application made under section 317M  
   317O.   Tribunal may determine parties' liability under terminated site agreement  
   317P.   Cross-examination in proceedings for a new site agreement  
   317Q.   Reduction of fixed term site agreement  
   317R.   Notice of intention to vacate  
   317S.   Notice to have no effect in certain circumstances  
   317T.   Reduced period of notice of intention to vacate in certain circumstances  
   317U.   Failure of site owner to comply with Tribunal order  
   317V.   Successive breaches by site owner  
   317W.   Order of abandonment  
   317X.   Damage  
   317Y.   Danger  
   317Z.   Disruption  
   317ZA.  Failure to comply with Tribunal order  
   317ZB.  Successive breaches by site tenant  
   317ZC.  Use of Part 4A site for illegal purpose  
   317ZD.  Assignment or sub-letting without consent  
   317ZE.  Notice by land owner  
   317ZF.  Notice under fixed term site agreement  
   317ZG.  Notice under periodic site agreement  
   317ZH.  Notice of no effect  
   317ZI.  Notice by mortgagee of Part 4A park  
   318.    Form of notice of intention to vacate  
   319.    Form of notice to vacate  
   319A.   Composite notices to vacate  
   320.    What if 2 or more notices can be served?  
   321.    How can a notice be withdrawn?  
   321A.   Application of Division  
   321B.   Tenant or resident may apply to Tribunal  
   321C.   What can the Tribunal order?  

   PART 7--REGAINING POSSESSION--POSSESSION ORDERS AND WARRANTS

   322.    Application for possession order by landlord  
   323.    Application for possession order by rooming house owner  
   323A.   Application for possession order by person entitled to give notice to vacate under section 289A  
   324.    Application for possession order by caravan park owner or caravan owner  
   324A.   Application for possession order by site owner  
   325.    Application for possession order by mortgagee  
   326.    Time for application  
   327.    Applications where composite notice to vacate is given  
   329.    Hearing of application for possession order  
   330.    Order of Tribunal  
   331.    Order to be dismissed or adjourned in certain circumstances  
   332.    Order not to be made in certain circumstances  
   333.    Contents of possession order  
   334.    Effect of possession order for rented premises or Part 4A site  
   335.    Application for possession order where rent owing  
   336.    Landlord to give tenant notice to vacate  
   337.    Landlord may apply for possession order in respect of notice under section 261  
   338.    Objection by tenant  
   339.    Request for determination if no notice of objection  
   341.    Principal registrar to make determination if no notice of objection  
   342.    Effect of possession order  
   343.    What if the principal registrar is not satisfied that determination should be made?  
   344.    Application for possession order if premises occupied without consent  
   345.    Order of Tribunal  
   346.    What must the possession order provide?  
   347.    Notice to occupiers of premises  
   348.    Direction of Tribunal if occupier fails to appear  
   349.    Order of Tribunal if occupier appears  
   350.    Effect of this Division  
   351.    Issue of warrant of possession  
   352.    Postponement of issue of warrant in certain cases  
   353.    Immediate issue of warrant if failure to comply during postponement  
   354.    Extension of time for warrant to be executed  
   355.    Warrant of possession  
   356.    Lapsing of possession order and lapsing or cancellation of warrant of possession  
   357.    Execution of warrant  
   358.    Offence to re-enter rooming house, site or caravan  
   359.    Removal of caravan from a caravan park  
   360.    Sheriff's powers to remove  
   361.    What happens to personal documents?  
   362.    Disposal of personal documents after 90 days  
   363.    Reclaiming documents before disposal  
   364.    Rightful owner may claim caravan and goods  
   365.    Sale of caravan and goods  
   366.    Tribunal may order compensation from Residential Tenancies Fund  

   PART 8--VIOLENCE ON CERTAIN PREMISES

   367.    Definitions  
   368.    Manager may give person notice to leave—serious acts of violence  
   368A.   Offence to give notice to leave or purported notice to leave without reasonable grounds  
   369.    Offence to remain on premises if given notice to leave  
   370.    What happens if a notice to leave is given?  
   371.    How long does a suspension last?  
   372.    Offence to re-enter premises during suspension  
   373.    Notice to principal registrar  
   374.    Urgent applications to Tribunal  
   375.    Tribunal must hear application urgently  
   376.    What can the Tribunal order?  
   377.    Offence to allow occupation of premises pending application or hearing  
   377A.   Notice to leave prohibited if notice to vacate under section 244, 279, 303 or 317Y already given  

   PART 9--GOODS LEFT BEHIND BY TENANTS, RESIDENTS AND SITE TENANTS

   378.    Application of this Part  
   379.    Definitions  
   380.    What happens if personal documents are left behind?  
   381.    Disposal of personal documents after 90 days  
   382.    Reclaiming personal documents before disposal  
   383.    Application of Division  
   384.    Disposal of certain goods left behind  
   385.    Request to Director to state whether goods can be removed and destroyed or disposed of  
   386.    What must a landlord do about goods which are left behind?  
   387.    What must a rooming house owner do about goods left behind?  
   388.    What must a caravan park owner etc. do about goods left behind?  
   388A.   What must a site owner or Part 4A site agreement mortgagee do about goods left behind?  
   389.    Rightful owner may reclaim stored goods before sale  
   390.    What if a caravan owned by a resident is abandoned on site?  
   390A.   What if a Part 4A dwelling owned by a site tenant is abandoned on site?  
   391.    Sale of stored goods  
   392.    Sale of stored goods by public auction to be advertised  
   393.    Entitlement to removal and storage costs  
   394.    Purchaser takes good title  
   395.    What if proceeds of sale are not sufficient to cover costs?  
   396.    What if goods or documents are disposed of in contravention of this Part?  
   397.    What if goods or documents are wrongfully retained?  
   398.    What if goods or documents are damaged or lost?  
   399.    What if stored goods have been sold in accordance with this Part?  
   399A.   Director may make application without consent—former rooming house residents  
   400.    What if personal documents are disposed of in accordance with section 381?  
   401.    What orders can the Tribunal make?  
   402.    Payment of compensation to owner who relies on Director's statement  
   403.    When is compensation payable out of the Residential Tenancies Fund?  

   PART 10--BONDS AND THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES BOND AUTHORITY

   404.    Definitions  
   405.    Bond lodgment form  
   406.    Duty to pay bond to Authority  
   407.    Receipt for bond  
   408.    Bond held on trust  
   409.    What if the landlord is late in lodging the bond?  
   410.    Payment of bond into Residential Bonds Account  
   410A.   Payment of bond by cheque, Director of Housing voucher or money order  
   410B.   Payment of substitute bond  
   411.    Payment out of bonds  
   411A.   Payment out of certain Director of Housing bonds held on 30 June 2003  
   411B.   Payment out of Director of Housing bonds generally  
   411C.   Refund of amount of substitute bond  
   412.    Payment out by agreement  
   413.    Payment to Director of Housing  
   413A.   Authority to notify Director of Housing on receipt of new amount of bond  
   414.    Application to Tribunal by landlord  
   415.    Determination of application  
   416.    Application to Tribunal by tenant or Director of Housing  
   417.    Application to Tribunal by landlord  
   418.    Application by landlord where rent unpaid  
   419.    Application by landlord on other grounds  
   420.    Determination by Tribunal  
   421.    Bond paid by Director of Housing  
   422.    Unclaimed money  
   423.    Prohibition of claims  
   424.    Notice of assignment or transfer by landlord  
   425.    Notice of assignment or transfer by tenant  
   426.    Agent to produce authorisation on request  
   427.    Authority to record names  
   428.    Tenant must not use bond as rent  
   429.    Establishment of Authority  
   430.    Constitution of Authority  
   431.    Functions of Authority  
   432.    Powers of Authority  
   433.    Authority subject to Minister's general direction and control  
   434.    Delegation  
   435.    Residential Bonds Account  
   436.    Residential Bonds Investment Income Account  
   437.    Residential Tenancies Fund  
   438.    Borrowing and investment powers of Authority  
   439.    Additional amounts  

   PART 10A--RESIDENTIAL TENANCY DATABASES

   439A.   Definitions  
   439B.   Application  
   439C.   Notice of usual use of database  
   439D.   Notice of listing if database used  
   439E.   Listing can be made only for particular breaches by particular persons  
   439F.   Further restriction on listing  
   439G.   Ensuring quality of listing—landlord's obligation  
   439H.   Ensuring quality of listing—database operator's obligation  
   439I.   Providing copy of personal information listed  
   439J.   Notifying relevant non-parties of Tribunal order about listing  
   439K.   Keeping personal information listed  
   439L.   Application to Tribunal for removal or amendment of listing  
   439M.   What can the Tribunal order?  

   PART 11--FUNCTIONS OF TRIBUNAL

   446.    Jurisdiction of Tribunal  
   447.    Limits of jurisdiction of Tribunal  
   448.    Proceedings of Tribunal not justiciable  
   452.    General applications to the Tribunal  
   472.    General power of Tribunal to make determinations  
   473.    Powers of Tribunal where 2 or more tenancy agreements affect same premises  
   479.    Review of certain determinations and orders  
   480.    Offence to fail to comply with determination of Tribunal  
   485.    Rent Special Account  

   PART 12--ADMINISTRATION

   486.    Functions of Director  
   487.    Powers of Director  
   488.    Director subject to Minister's general direction and control  
   489.    Delegation by Director  
   490.    Reports of Director  
   491.    Establishment of Residential Tenancies Fund  
   492.    Payments into the Residential Tenancies Fund  
   493.    Payments out of Residential Tenancies Fund  
   494.    Treasurer's powers and duties in relation to Residential Tenancies Fund  
   495.    Director may authorise payments for research etc.  
   496.    Loans to tenants and residents from Residential Tenancies Fund  
   497.    Loans to landlords etc. from Residential Tenancies Fund  
   498.    Recovery of loan money  
   498A.   Director may authorise payment for certain legal costs  

   PART 13--GENERAL

   499.    Confidentiality  
   501.    Offence to make false representation—tenancy agreement or residency right  
   502.    Offence to persuade person not to exercise rights or take proceedings  
   503.    Offence to aid, abet, counsel or procure commission of offence  
   504.    Offence to give false information  
   505.    Certain penalties prohibited  
   505A.   Offences with respect to formal affiliation of premises with school or institution  
   505B.   Offence not to display notice about affiliation of premises with school or institution  
   506.    Service of documents  
   507.    Onus of proof that Act does not apply  
   507A.   Application of provisions of Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012  
   508.    Proceedings for offences  
   508A.   Extended period to prosecute certain offences  
   509.    Jurisdiction of Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates' Court  
   510.    Application to Supreme Court, County Court or Magistrates' Court  
   510A.   Parties to Tribunal proceedings  
   510B.   Definitions  
   510C.   Power to serve a notice  
   511.    Regulations  

   PART 14--REGULATION OF CARAVAN PARKS AND MOVABLE DWELLINGS

   512.    Application of this Part  
   513.    Minister may exempt caravan park from compliance with this Part  
   514.    Standards regulations  
   515.    Registration regulations  
   515A.   Fire safety and emergency management regulations  
   516.     Additional powers  
   517.    Building provisions  
   518.    Planning provisions  
   518A.   Definitions  
   518B.   Provision of fire fighting equipment  
   518C.   Space around movable dwellings and adjacent structures  
   518D.   Emergency management plan and emergency procedures  
   518E.   Public emergency warnings  
   518F.   Council may issue notice  
   519.    Application by caravan park owner for exemption  
   520.    Referral of disputes by caravan park owners  
   521.    Appeals  
   522.    Compliance notice  
   523.    Closure order  
   524.    Delegations  
   525.    Authorised persons  
   526.    Powers of entry and inspection  
   526A.   Report of inspection  
   527.    Proceedings for offences against this Part or the regulations  

   PART 15--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   528.    Definition of 2005 Act  
   529.    Number of occupants of room frozen at Royal Assent  
   530.    Rights of existing residents  
   531.    Notice to existing residents  
   532.    Transitional provisions  
           SCHEDULE 1
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