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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 August 2017 at 16:29)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 92
92   Tribunal may terminate residential tenancy agreement for threat, abuse, intimidation or harassment
(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:
(a)  seriously or persistently threatened or abused the landlord, the landlord’s agent or any employee or contractor of the landlord or landlord’s agent, or caused or permitted any such threats, abuse or conduct, or
(b)  intentionally engaged, or intentionally caused or permitted another person to engage, in conduct in relation to any such person that would be reasonably likely to cause the person to be intimidated or harassed (whether or not any abusive language or threat has been directed towards the person).
(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.