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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 357
Order about abandonment
357 Order about abandonment
(1) If the lessor believes on reasonable grounds that the tenant has abandoned
the premises, the lessor may apply to a tribunal for an order under this
(2) The application may be decided by a tribunal or registrar.
The lessor may make the application instead of giving an abandonment
termination notice to the tenant.
(4) If an application is made, a tribunal
or registrar may make an order declaring that the premises were abandoned by
the tenant on the day stated in the order.
(5) If the tribunal or registrar
makes an order under subsection (4) , the tenant is taken to have abandoned
the premises on the day stated in the order.
(6) In deciding whether to make
the order, the tribunal or registrar may have regard to the following—
failure of the tenant to pay rent under the agreement;
(b) any presence at
the premises of uncollected mail, newspapers or other material;
reports from neighbours of the tenant or from other persons indicating the
tenant has abandoned the premises;
(d) any disconnection of services
(including gas, electricity and telephone) to the premises;
(e) any absence
from the premises of household goods;
(f) a failure of the tenant to respond
to an entry notice for the premises;
(g) anything else the tribunal or
registrar considers relevant.
Under section 361 a former tenant may
apply to a tribunal for a review of a decision of a registrar or tribunal
declaring the person abandoned premises on a stated day.
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