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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 October 2017 at 13:56)
Part 3 Division 2 Section 33
33   Payment of rent by tenant
(1)  A tenant must pay the rent under a residential tenancy agreement on or before the day set out in the agreement.
(2)  A landlord, or landlord’s agent, must not require a tenant to pay more than 2 weeks rent in advance under a residential tenancy agreement or to pay rent for a period of the tenancy before the end of the previous period for which rent has been paid.
Note.
 A tenant may pay more than 2 weeks rent if the tenant wishes to do so.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.
(3)  A landlord, or landlord’s agent, must not knowingly appropriate rent paid by the tenant for the purpose of any amount payable by the tenant other than rent.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.
(4)  This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.