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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 22 July 2018 at 07:15)
Part 2 Division 2 Section 19
19   Prohibited terms
(1)  A residential tenancy agreement must not contain a term of a kind set out in this section or prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.
(2)  Terms having the following effects must not be included in a residential tenancy agreement:
(a)  that the tenant must have the carpet professionally cleaned, or pay the cost of such cleaning, at the end of the tenancy,
(b)  that the tenant must take out a specified, or any, form of insurance,
(c)  exempting the landlord from liability for any act or omission by the landlord, the landlord’s agent or any person acting on behalf of the landlord or landlord’s agent,
(d)  that, if the tenant breaches the agreement, the tenant is liable to pay all or any part of the remaining rent under the agreement, increased rent, a penalty or liquidated damages,
(e)  that, if the tenant does not breach the agreement, the rent is or may be reduced or the tenant is to be or may be paid a rebate of rent or other benefit.
 Section 15 also prohibits certain additional terms from being included in a residential tenancy agreement for which a standard form is prescribed.
(3)  However, a residential tenancy agreement may include a term that requires the carpet to be professionally cleaned or requires the tenant to pay the cost of such cleaning, at the end of the tenancy, if the landlord permits the tenant to keep an animal on the residential premises.