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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
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
(c) is part of the premises.
Examples of locks for
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
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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