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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND ROOMING ACCOMMODATION ACT 2008 - SECT 94

Rent decreases

94 Rent decreases

(1) This section applies if the premises
(a) are destroyed, or made completely or partly unfit to live in, in a way that does not result from a breach of the agreement; or
(b) no longer may be used lawfully as a residence; or
(c) are appropriated or acquired compulsorily by an authority.
(2) This section also applies if—
(a) services, facilities or goods to be provided to the tenant under the agreement are no longer available or are withdrawn other than because the tenant failed to meet the tenant’s obligations under the agreement; or
(b) the amenity or standard of the premises decreases substantially other than because of malicious damage caused by the tenant.
(3) The rent payable under the agreement decreases accordingly or, if an order for a decrease in the rent is made by a tribunal, to the extent stated in the order.
(4) A tribunal may make an order for a rent decrease only if—
(a) the tenant applies to the tribunal for the order; and
(b) if this section applies because of subsection (1) —the premises are partly unfit to live in.



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