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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 16 July 2018 at 08:58)
Part 2 Division 1 Section 13
13   Agreements that are residential tenancy agreements
(1)  A residential tenancy agreement is an agreement under which a person grants to another person for value a right of occupation of residential premises for the purpose of use as a residence.
(2)  A residential tenancy agreement may be express or implied and may be oral or in writing, or partly oral and partly in writing.
(3)  An agreement may be a residential tenancy agreement for the purposes of this Act even though:
(a)  it does not grant a right of exclusive occupation, or
(b)  it grants the right to occupy residential premises together with the letting of goods or the provision of services or facilities.
 See section 8 for agreements that are not covered by this Act. Section 7 sets out premises not covered by this Act.
(4)  For the purpose of determining whether an agreement is a residential tenancy agreement, it does not matter that the person granted the right of occupation is a corporation if the premises are used (or intended for use) as a residence by a natural person.