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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 210

Supply of locks and keys

210 Supply of locks and keys

(1) The lessor must supply and maintain the locks that are necessary to ensure the premises are reasonably secure.
(2) If there is only 1 tenant, the lessor must give to the tenant a key for each lock that—
(a) secures an entry to the premises; or
(b) secures a road or other place that is normally used to gain access to, or leave, the area or building in which the premises are situated; or
Example of a lock for paragraph (b)—
a lock operating a boom gate that must be passed to enter or leave the area in which the premises are situated
(c) is part of the premises.
Examples of locks for paragraph (c)—
1 a lock on a door to a room in the premises
2 a lock on the mailbox for the premises
3 a lock on the door to a toolshed that forms part of the premises
4 a lock on a built-in cupboard in the premises
(3) If there is more than 1 tenant, the lessor must—
(a) give one of the tenants a key for each lock mentioned in subsection (2) ; and
(b) give each of the other tenants a key for each lock mentioned in subsection (2) (a) or (b) .
(4) In this section—

"tenant" means a person named in the agreement as a tenant.



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