Retirement Villages Act 1999 No 81
Historical version for 7 February 2005 to 14 December 2006 (accessed 25 November 2014 at 09:32) Current version
Part 9Division 5Section 139

139   Operator not to recover possession of premises except by order

(1)  A person must not (whether acting on his or her own behalf or on behalf of another) enter residential premises in a retirement village for the purpose of recovering possession of the premises.

Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to:
(a)  a person acting in accordance with a warrant of the Tribunal, or
(b)  a mortgagee acting, pursuant to the mortgage, under a power to enter into possession of the premises or a power of sale.
(3)  A court before which proceedings for an offence under this section are brought may (in addition to any other penalty) order the person who committed the offence or any person on whose behalf that person acted to pay to the person entitled (or formerly entitled) to occupy the premises concerned such compensation as it thinks fit.
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