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Bond release application—discrepancy in named tenant

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     a lessor or tenant makes a bond release application to the Territory in relation to a residential tenancy agreement; and

        (b)     the name of a tenant in the bond release application does not match the name of the tenant that has been notified to the Territory under—

              (i)     section 23 (3) (b) (Deposit of bond by lessor); or

              (ii)     section 24 (1) (b) (Deposit of bond by tenant); or

              (iii)     section 35B (2) (b) (Repayment of bond to leaving co-tenant); or

              (iv)     section 35F (2) (b) (Payment of bond by new co-tenant).

    (2)     The Territory may refer the bond release application to the ACAT.

    (3)     If a bond release application is referred to the ACAT, the ACAT must—

        (a)     decide who is entitled to receive the released bond; and

        (b)     make an order directing the Territory to release the bond in accordance with the decision.

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