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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 August 2017 at 08:57)
Part 2 Division 1 Section 14
14   Landlord’s obligation to ensure written residential tenancy agreement
(1)  The landlord under a residential tenancy agreement must ensure that the agreement is in writing at the commencement of the agreement.
(2)  This section does not:
(a)  impose any obligation on a tenant to prepare a written residential tenancy agreement, or
(b)  affect the enforceability of a residential tenancy agreement that is not in writing or is only partly in writing.
(3)  If a landlord fails to comply with this section:
(a)  the rent under the residential tenancy agreement must not be increased during the first 6 months of the tenancy, and
(b)  the landlord is not entitled to terminate the residential tenancy agreement under section 85 during the first 6 months of the tenancy.
 The Tribunal may order a landlord to enter into a written residential tenancy agreement (see section 16).