Australian Capital Territory Current Acts

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Tenant's defective termination notice

    (1)     If a tenant purports to serve a termination notice on a lessor and vacates the premises in accordance with the notice, even though the notice is not in the form approved under section 133 (Approved forms—Minister) for a termination notice—

        (a)     the residential tenancy agreement terminates on the vacation of the premises in accordance with the notice; and

        (b)     the former lessor may apply to the ACAT for compensation for the tenant's abandonment of the premises.

    (2)     The ACAT must award compensation to a person who makes an application mentioned in subsection (1) (b) unless satisfied that the person was not in a significantly worse position because of the defect in the notice than the person would have been had the notice been in the approved form.

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