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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 185

Lessor’s obligations generally

185 Lessor’s obligations generally

(1) This section does not apply to an agreement if—
(a) the premises are moveable dwelling premises consisting only of the site for the dwelling; and
(b) the tenancy is a long tenancy (moveable dwelling).
(2) At the start of the tenancy, the lessor must ensure—
(a) the premises and inclusions are clean; and
(b) the premises are fit for the tenant to live in; and
(c) the premises and inclusions are in good repair; and
(d) the lessor is not in breach of a law dealing with issues about the health or safety of persons using or entering the premises; and
(e) the premises and inclusions otherwise comply with any prescribed minimum housing standards applying to the premises or inclusions.
(3) While the tenancy continues, the lessor
(a) must maintain the premises in a way that the premises remain fit for the tenant to live in; and
(b) must maintain the premises and inclusions in good repair; and
(c) must ensure any law dealing with issues about the health or safety of persons using or entering the premises is complied with; and
(d) if the premises include a common area—must keep the area clean; and
(e) must ensure the premises and inclusions otherwise comply with any prescribed minimum housing standards applying to the premises or inclusions.
Example: See section 217 for the tenant’s obligations to notify the lessor about damage to premises and the need for repairs.
(4) However, the lessor is not required to comply with subsection (2) (c) or (3) (a) for fixtures attached to premises, and inclusions supplied with premises, (the
"non-standard items" ) if—
(a) the lessor is—
(i) the State; or
(ii) the replacement lessor under a community housing provider tenancy agreement; and
(b) the non-standard items are specified in the agreement and the agreement states the lessor is not responsible for their maintenance; and
(c) the non-standard items are not necessary and reasonable to make the premises a fit place in which to live; and
(d) the non-standard items are not a risk to health or safety; and
(e) for fixtures—the fixtures were not attached to the premises by the lessor.
(5) In this section—

"premises" include any common area available for use by the tenant with the premises.



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