Retirement Villages Act 1999 No 81
Current version for 3 January 2014 to date (accessed 30 January 2015 at 09:24)
Part 9Division 6Section 144

144   Right of operator to compensation where resident abandons premises

(1)  If a resident of a retirement village abandons his or her residential premises, the resident is liable to pay compensation to the operator of the retirement village for any loss (including loss of recurrent charges) caused to the operator by the abandonment.
(2)  The operator must take all reasonable steps to mitigate the loss and is not entitled to compensation for any loss that could have been avoided by the taking of those steps.
(3)  The Tribunal may, on application by the operator, order the resident to pay to the operator such compensation (including compensation for loss of recurrent charges) as it thinks fit.
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