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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 19 August 2017 at 06:13)
Part 6 Division 2 Section 132
132   Collection of goods by former tenants or persons entitled to goods
(1)  A person who is entitled to possession of goods may claim the goods at any time before they are disposed of.
(2)  The landlord or landlord’s agent must deliver up the goods to a person who claims them if the landlord or landlord’s agent is satisfied that the person is entitled to the goods.
(3)  The landlord or landlord’s agent must not require a person who claims goods to pay any amount to obtain them, other than an occupation fee in accordance with this section.
(4)  The landlord or landlord’s agent may require a former tenant or person who claims goods to pay an occupation fee for each day the goods are left on the residential premises or stored by or on behalf of the landlord, if the quantity of goods left on the premises by a former tenant or occupant is sufficient to prevent the landlord from renting the premises.
(5)  The occupation fee payable under this section:
(a)  must not exceed an amount that is equal to the rent that would have been payable under the residential tenancy agreement for each day the goods are left on the premises or stored, and
(b)  must not exceed, in total, the amount of rent for 14 days.
(6)  The Tribunal may, on application by a landlord or landlord’s agent, order that a former tenant or person who claims goods pay to the landlord or landlord’s agent an occupation fee of an amount that does not exceed the maximum amount payable under this section.