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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 August 2017 at 16:24)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 90
90   Serious damage or injury by tenant or other occupant
(1)  The Tribunal may, on application by a landlord, make a termination order if it is satisfied that the tenant, or any person who although not a tenant is occupying or jointly occupying the residential premises, has intentionally or recklessly caused or permitted:
(a)  serious damage to the residential premises or any neighbouring property (including any property available for use by the tenant in common with others), or
(b)  injury to the landlord, the landlord’s agent, an employee or contractor of the landlord or the landlord’s agent, or an occupier or person on neighbouring property or premises used in common with the tenant.
(2)  The termination order may specify that the order for possession takes effect immediately.
(3)  A landlord may make an application under this section without giving the tenant a termination notice.
(4)  The Tribunal may make a termination order under this section that takes effect before the end of the fixed term if the residential tenancy agreement is a fixed term agreement.
(5)  In this section:
neighbouring property means:
(a)  property adjoining or adjacent to the residential premises, or
(b)  property owned by the landlord in the general locality of the residential premises.