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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 18 August 2017 at 18:57)
Part 7 Division 3
Division 3 Water usage charges, rent and other payments
140   Payment of debts by social housing tenants
A tenant under a social housing tenancy agreement who incurs or has incurred a debt to the landlord in connection with that agreement or a prior social housing tenancy agreement:
(a)  must enter into arrangements with the landlord, in accordance with any reasonable request of the landlord, for the payment of that debt, and
(b)  must comply with those arrangements (including any such arrangement entered into during the term of a prior social housing tenancy agreement) and with any variations to those arrangements that may be agreed to by the landlord and tenant.
141   Cancellation or reduction of rent rebates
(1)  A tenant under a social housing tenancy agreement whose rent rebate is cancelled may apply to the Tribunal for an order declaring that the rent payable under the agreement (or a proposed social housing tenancy agreement for premises already occupied by the tenant) is excessive.
(2)  The tenant may do so within the period prescribed by the regulations after the cancellation of the rent rebate takes effect.
(3)  This section is in addition to any other provision of this Act.
 For remedies relating to excessive rents, see section 44.