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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 17 October 2017 at 19:02)
Part 3 Division 5 Section 64
64   Urgent repairs to residential premises
(1)  A landlord must, not later than 14 days after being given a written notice from the tenant, reimburse the tenant for the reasonable costs of making urgent repairs to the residential premises.
(2)  A landlord is required to reimburse the costs only if:
(a)  the state of disrepair did not result from a breach of the residential tenancy agreement by the tenant, and
(b)  the tenant gave the landlord or the landlord’s agent notice of the state of disrepair or made a reasonable attempt to do so, and
(c)  the tenant gave the landlord or landlord’s agent a reasonable opportunity to make the repairs, if notice was given, and
(d)  the tenant has made a reasonable attempt to arrange for a licensed or otherwise properly qualified person nominated in the residential tenancy agreement to carry out the repairs, if such a person is so nominated, and
(e)  the repairs were carried out, if appropriate, by licensed or otherwise properly qualified persons, and
(f)  as soon as practicable after the repairs were carried out, the tenant gave the landlord or landlord’s agent, or made a reasonable attempt to give the landlord or landlord’s agent, a written notice setting out details of the repairs and the costs of the repairs, together with the receipts or copies of receipts for costs paid by the tenant.
(3)  The maximum amount that a tenant is entitled to be reimbursed under this section is $1,000 or such other amount as may be prescribed by the regulations.
(4)  Nothing in this section prevents a tenant, with the consent of the landlord, from making repairs to the residential premises and being reimbursed for the costs of those repairs.
(5)  This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.