Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 24 November 2014 at 08:05)

62   Definitions

In this Division:

residential premises includes everything provided with the premises (whether under the residential tenancy agreement or not) for use by the tenant.

urgent repairs means any work needed to repair any one or more of the following:

(a)  a burst water service,
(b)  an appliance, fitting or fixture that uses water or is used to supply water that is broken or not functioning properly, so that a substantial amount of water is being wasted,
(c)  a blocked or broken lavatory system,
(d)  a serious roof leak,
(e)  a gas leak,
(f)  a dangerous electrical fault,
(g)  flooding or serious flood damage,
(h)  serious storm or fire damage,
(i)  a failure or breakdown of the gas, electricity or water supply to the residential premises,
(j)  a failure or breakdown of any essential service on the residential premises for hot water, cooking, heating, cooling or laundering,
(k)  any fault or damage that causes the residential premises to be unsafe or insecure,
(l)  any other damage prescribed by the regulations,
but does not include work needed to repair premises that are owned by a person other than the landlord or a person having superior title (such as a head landlord) to the landlord.

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