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Locks and other security devices

70 Locks and other security devices

(1) A landlord must provide and maintain the locks or other security devices necessary to ensure that the residential premises are reasonably secure.
(2) A landlord or landlord's agent must give to each tenant named in the residential tenancy agreement a copy of the key or any other opening device or information required to open a lock or security device for the residential premises or common property to which the tenant is entitled to have access.
(3) The initial copies are to be provided free of charge but the landlord may recover from a tenant the cost of providing replacement or additional copies.
(4) This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.
Note : Section 191 provides for matters to be considered by the Tribunal when determining an action for a breach of this Division.

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