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Termination of agreement for aged care or social housing needs

    (1)     This section applies if a tenant under a residential tenancy agreement accepts accommodation in—

        (a)     a residential aged care facility; or

        (b)     a social housing dwelling.

    (2)     The tenant may, by written notice to the lessor, terminate the agreement.

    (3)     The tenant must give the lessor at least 14 days notice of the termination.

    (4)     The tenancy ends on the date stated in the notice.

Note     The tenant is not liable to pay compensation for the early termination of the agreement (see s 84 (5)).

    (5)     In this section:

"registered community housing provider"—see the Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT) , section 4 (1).

Note     The Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT) Act 2013

, s 7 applies the Community Housing Providers National Law set out in the Community Housing Providers (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012

(NSW), appendix as if it were an ACT law called the Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT) .

"residential aged care facility" means a residential facility that provides residential care within the meaning of the Aged Care Act 1997

(Cwlth), section 41- 3 (Meaning of residential care ) to residents at the facility.

"social housing dwelling" means—

        (a)     premises managed by the housing commissioner; or

        (b)     premises provided by a registered community housing provider.

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