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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 October 2017 at 22:48)
Part 2 Division 1 Section 15
15   Standard residential tenancy agreements
(1) Standard form may be prescribed The regulations may prescribe a standard form of residential tenancy agreement.
(2)  The regulations may provide for the following:
(a)  the terms of the agreement,
(b)  more than one standard form of residential tenancy agreement for use for different classes of residential premises, agreements or parties,
(c)  the addition of clauses to, or the omission or variation of terms contained in, a standard form of residential tenancy agreement in specified circumstances,
(d)  the application of terms of standard forms of residential tenancy agreement to agreements entered into before the regulations prescribing those standard forms took effect.
(3) Terms to be consistent with Act A standard form of residential tenancy agreement must be consistent with this Act and the regulations.
(4) Variation of standard form A residential tenancy agreement for which a standard form is prescribed may include additional terms, but only if:
(a)  the terms do not contravene this Act or the regulations or any other Act, and
(b)  the terms are not inconsistent with the terms set out in the standard form.
(5) Residential tenancy agreement taken to include standard terms A residential tenancy agreement of a kind for which a standard form is prescribed is taken to include the terms of the standard form.
(6)  This section is subject to this Act.
Note.
 Section 20 allows terms otherwise included by this Act to be excluded or modified in residential tenancy agreements having a fixed term of 20 years or more.