Residential Tenancies Act 1987 No 26
44 Application of Division
(1) This Division applies to a rent increase even though the amount of
the rent increase, or a method for calculating the amount of the increase, is
set out in a residential tenancy agreement.
(2) An increase in the amount payable by a tenant because of the
cancellation or reduction of a rent rebate is not a rent increase for the
purposes of this Division, and such a cancellation or reduction does not
constitute a withdrawal of goods, services or facilities as mentioned in
Note. However, a social housing tenant may apply to the Tribunal for an
order that rent is excessive under section 47A if the rent rebate of the
tenant is cancelled.