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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 17 October 2017 at 20:38)
Part 3 Division 2 Section 43
43   Rent reductions
(1) Reduction in goods, services or facilities The tenant may make a written request to the landlord at any time for a reduction in rent if the landlord reduces or withdraws any goods, services or facilities provided with the residential premises, even if those goods, services or facilities are provided under a separate or a previous contract, agreement or arrangement.
(2) Premises unusable The rent payable under a residential tenancy agreement abates if residential premises under a residential tenancy agreement are:
(a)  otherwise than as a result of a breach of an agreement, destroyed or become wholly or partly uninhabitable, or
(b)  cease to be lawfully usable as a residence, or
(c)  appropriated or acquired by any authority by compulsory process.
(3) Access to purchasers The landlord and tenant may agree to reduce the rent payable for premises during periods when access to the residential premises is required to be given to prospective purchasers of the premises.
(4) Effect of section This section does not limit the rights of landlords and tenants to agree to reduce the rent payable under a residential tenancy agreement.
(5)  This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.