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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 August 2017 at 08:57)
Part 6 Division 2 Section 131
131   Disposal of personal documents
(1)  The landlord or landlord’s agent may dispose of goods that are personal documents in accordance with this section if the former tenant or other person entitled to possession of the documents fails to collect or make arrangements to collect the documents within 90 days of a disposal notice being given in accordance with this Division or within such further period as may be agreed.
(2)  The landlord or landlord’s agent may dispose of personal documents as follows:
(a)  by returning them to the authority that issued the documents,
(b)  if it is not reasonably practicable to return them to that authority, in any other lawful manner that the landlord or landlord’s agent thinks fit.
(3)  The landlord or landlord’s agent must not dispose of personal documents in any manner that results in personal information about a tenant or other person becoming publicly available.