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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 August 2017 at 16:28)
Part 3 Division 5 Section 65
65   Tenants remedies for repairs
(1) Orders for which tenant may apply The Tribunal may, on application by a tenant, make any of the following orders:
(a)  an order that the landlord carry out specified repairs,
(b)  an order that the landlord reimburse the tenant an amount for urgent repairs carried out by the tenant.
(2) Orders for repairs The Tribunal may make an order that the landlord carry out specified repairs only if it determines that the landlord has breached the obligation under this Act to maintain the residential premises in a reasonable state of repair, having regard to the age of, rent payable for and prospective life of the premises.
(3)  The Tribunal must not determine that a landlord has breached the obligation unless it is satisfied that:
(a)  the landlord had notice of the need for the repair or ought reasonably to have known of the need for the repair, and
(b)  the landlord failed to act with reasonable diligence to have the repair carried out.
(4) Reimbursement for urgent repairs The Tribunal may order that the landlord reimburse the tenant an amount for urgent repairs carried out by the tenant if it is satisfied that the landlord has failed to reimburse the tenant for the costs in accordance with this Division.
(5) Payment of rent into Tribunal The Tribunal may order that all or part of the rent payable under a residential tenancy agreement be paid into the Tribunal until an order under this section has been complied with.