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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 355

Termination of agreement by lessor if premises abandoned

355 Termination of agreement by lessor if premises abandoned

(1) If the lessor believes on reasonable grounds that the tenant has abandoned the premises, the lessor may give a notice (
"abandonment termination notice" ) to the tenant terminating the agreement.
(2) The notice must be in the approved form.
(3) The approved form must provide for the notice—
(a) to be signed by or for the lessor; and
(b) to identify the premises; and
(c) to state the lessor is terminating the agreement because the tenant has abandoned the premises.
(4) If the tenant does not take action under section 356 about the notice within 7 days after receiving the notice, the tenant is taken to have abandoned the premises.
(5) For subsection (1) , reasonable grounds include the following—
(a) a failure of the tenant to pay rent under the agreement;
(b) the presence at the premises of uncollected mail, newspapers or other material;
(c) reports from neighbours of the tenant or from other persons indicating the tenant has abandoned the premises;
(d) the absence of household goods at the premises;
(e) the disconnection of services (including gas, electricity and telephone) to the premises;
(f) a failure of the tenant to respond to an entry notice.



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