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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 August 2017 at 17:30)
Part 3 Division 2 Section 47
47   Tenant’s remedies for repayment of rent and excess charges
(1) Requests to landlord A tenant may make a written request to the landlord that the landlord repay to the tenant any rent, or other amounts, paid by the tenant that are not required to be paid under this Act or the residential tenancy agreement.
(2)  A request may be made during or after the termination of a residential tenancy agreement.
(3)  A landlord must, within 14 days of a written request by a tenant, repay to the tenant the amount of any rent or other amount paid in excess of the amount payable by the tenant under this Act or the residential tenancy agreement.
(4) Tribunal orders A tenant may apply to the Tribunal for an order for the repayment of rent or any other amount paid by the tenant if a written request by the tenant for payment is not complied with by the landlord within 14 days.
(5)  The Tribunal may order that rent or any other amount be repaid to the tenant if it finds that the rent or amount was not required to be paid by the tenant under this Act or the residential tenancy agreement.