Residential Tenancies Act 1987 No 26
9 Agreements to be in standard form
(1) If a standard form of residential tenancy agreement is prescribed,
a residential tenancy agreement for which a form is prescribed and which is
entered into on or after the day the form is prescribed, or any later day
prescribed for the purpose, shall be in or to the effect of the
(2) Except as provided by section 10, a residential tenancy agreement
for which a standard form is prescribed is void to the extent to which it is
not in or to the effect of the form.
(3) Except as provided by this Act, the terms contained in a
prescribed standard form of residential tenancy agreement shall not be varied
by the parties to a residential tenancy agreement for which the form is
prescribed and to the extent that they are so varied shall be deemed not to
have been varied.
(4) Nothing in subsection (2) or (3) voids a right to occupy
residential premises that is granted by a residential tenancy agreement
referred to in those subsections.