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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 107
Rent decreases because of resident’s absence
107 Rent decreases because of resident’s absence
(1) This section applies to a rooming accommodation agreement if either of the
following is not provided to the resident because of the resident’s
(a) a personal care service;
(b) a food service, but only if the
resident is absent from the rental premises for a continuous period of more
than 2 weeks.
(2) The provider and the resident may agree to a reduction in
rent for the period of the absence.
(3) If the provider and the resident can
not agree on a reduction in rent for the period of the absence, the resident
may apply to a tribunal for an order decreasing the rent by a stated amount
for the period.
(4) On an application under this section a tribunal may make
the order it considers appropriate.
(5) Before making an order the tribunal
must have regard to the following—
(a) any special term of the agreement in
relation the matter;
(b) the reason for the absence;
(c) the length of the
(d) whether the resident gave the provider notice of the absence;
(e) whether the resident was able to give the provider notice of the absence;
(f) if the resident gave the provider notice of the absence—the length of
(g) the impact of any reduction of rent on the provider or other
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