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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 296

Application for termination for damage or injury

296 Application for termination for damage or injury

(1) The lessor may apply to a tribunal for a termination order because the tenant has intentionally or recklessly caused, or is likely to intentionally or recklessly cause—
(a) serious damage to the premises; or
(b) injury to—
(i) the lessor, the lessor’s agent or someone else allowed on the premises; or
(ii) a person occupying, or allowed on, premises nearby.
(2) However, the lessor may not make an application about injury to a person if the person is—
(a) the spouse of the tenant occupying the premises with the tenant; or
(b) a cotenant whose spouse is the other, or another, cotenant.
(3) An application under this section about damage to premises is called an application made because of
"damage" .
(4) An application under this section about injury to a person is called an application made because of
"injury" .
(5) In this section—

"lessor" does not include—
(a) the chief executive of the department in which the Housing Act 2003 is administered, acting on behalf of the State; or
(b) a community housing provider.
Note—
See sections 335 (1) and 344 for other provisions about the application.



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