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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 21 July 2018 at 06:18)
Part 1 Division 2 Section 10
10   Application of Act to occupants in shared households
A person who occupies residential premises that are subject to a written residential tenancy agreement, is not named as a tenant in the agreement and who occupies the premises together with a named tenant is a tenant for the purposes of this Act only if:
(a)  a tenant under that agreement transfers the tenancy to the person or the person is recognised as a tenant (see Part 4), or
(b)  the person is a sub-tenant of a tenant under a written residential tenancy agreement with that tenant.
 Boarders and lodgers are not covered by this Act (see section 8 (1) (c)).
An occupier may be recognised as a tenant (see sections 77 and 79).