Australian Capital Territory Current Acts

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Compensation to lessor

If a person to whom a termination and possession order is directed fails to vacate the specified premises in accordance with the order, the ACAT may, on application made within 4 weeks after the date when the person was to vacate the premises, order the person to pay to the applicant such of the following as it considers appropriate:

        (a)     an amount equal to the rent that would have been payable to the applicant if the premises had been tenanted during the period for which the person was in possession of the premises after termination of the residential tenancy agreement;

        (b)     an amount equal to the reasonable costs incurred by the applicant in applying for a warrant for eviction and having the warrant executed.

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