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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 509

Indications a resident has abandoned a room

509 Indications a resident has abandoned a room

(1) A tribunal may have regard to the matters stated in subsection (2) in—
(a) deciding under section 260 (b) whether, at a particular time, a provider held a reasonable belief that a resident had abandoned the resident’s room; or
(b) deciding under section 366 (5) whether, at a particular time, a resident had abandoned the resident’s room.
(2) Indications that a resident has abandoned the resident’s room include the following—
(a) a failure of the resident to pay rent under the rooming accommodation agreement;
(b) the presence at the rental premises of uncollected mail, newspapers or other material for the resident;
(c) reports from other residents or other persons indicating the resident has abandoned the room;
(d) the absence of household goods in the room;
(e) a failure of the resident to respond to a notice given to the resident under chapter 4 , part 2 about a proposed entry to the room.



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