Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
131 Disposal of personal documents
(1) The landlord or landlord’s agent may dispose of goods that
are personal documents in accordance with this section if the former tenant or
other person entitled to possession of the documents fails to collect or make
arrangements to collect the documents within 90 days of a disposal notice
being given in accordance with this Division or within such further period as
may be agreed.
(2) The landlord or landlord’s agent may dispose of personal
documents as follows:
(a) by returning them to the authority that issued the
(b) if it is not reasonably practicable to return them to that
authority, in any other lawful manner that the landlord or landlord’s
agent thinks fit.
(3) The landlord or landlord’s agent must not dispose of
personal documents in any manner that results in personal information about a
tenant or other person becoming publicly available.