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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 October 2017 at 21:07)
Part 5 Division 1 Section 81
81   Circumstances of termination of residential tenancies
(1) Termination only as set out in Act A residential tenancy agreement terminates only in the circumstances set out in this Act.
(2) Termination by notice and vacant possession A residential tenancy agreement terminates if a landlord or tenant gives a termination notice in accordance with this Act and the tenant gives vacant possession of the residential premises.
(3) Termination by order of Tribunal A residential tenancy agreement terminates if the Tribunal makes an order terminating the agreement under this Act.
(4) Other legal reasons for termination A residential tenancy agreement terminates if any of the following occurs:
(a)  a person having superior title (such as a head landlord) to that of the landlord becomes entitled to possession of the residential premises,
(b)  a mortgagee of the residential premises becomes entitled to possession of the premises to the exclusion of the tenant,
(c)  a person who succeeds to the title of the landlord becomes entitled to possession of the residential premises to the exclusion of the tenant,
(d)  the tenant abandons the residential premises,
(e)  the tenant gives up possession of the residential premises with the landlord’s consent, whether or not that consent is subsequently withdrawn,
(f)  the interests of the landlord and tenant become vested in the one person (merger),
(g)  disclaimer occurs (such as when the tenant’s repudiation of the tenancy is accepted by the landlord).