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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 August 2017 at 09:06)
Part 3 Division 3 Section 51
51   Use of premises by tenant
(1)  A tenant must not do any of the following:
(a)  use the residential premises, or cause or permit the premises to be used, for any illegal purpose,
(b)  cause or permit a nuisance,
(c)  interfere, or cause or permit any interference, with the reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of any neighbour of the tenant,
(d)  intentionally or negligently cause or permit any damage to the residential premises,
(e)  cause or permit a number of persons to reside in the residential premises that exceeds any number specified in the residential tenancy agreement.
(2)  A tenant must do the following:
(a)  keep the residential premises in a reasonable state of cleanliness, having regard to the condition of the premises at the commencement of the tenancy,
(b)  notify the landlord of any damage to the residential premises as soon as practicable after becoming aware of the damage.
(3)  On giving vacant possession of the residential premises, the tenant must do the following:
(a)  remove all the tenant’s goods from the residential premises,
(b)  leave the residential premises as nearly as possible in the same condition, fair wear and tear excepted, and, if there is a condition report, as set out in the condition report applicable to the premises when the agreement was entered into,
(c)  leave the residential premises in a reasonable state of cleanliness, having regard to the condition of the premises at the commencement of the tenancy,
(d)  remove or arrange for the removal from the residential premises of all rubbish, having regard to the condition of the premises at the commencement of the tenancy,
(e)  return to the landlord all keys, and other opening devices or similar devices, provided by the landlord to the tenant.
(4)  In this section:
residential premises includes everything provided with the residential premises (whether under the residential tenancy agreement or not) for use by the tenant.
(5)  This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.