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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 19 July 2018 at 21:03)
Part 7 Division 3 Section 139
139   Social housing tenants to pay charges for water
(1) Charges payable A tenant under a social housing tenancy agreement must pay to the landlord any charges, determined in accordance with guidelines approved by the appropriate Minister, in respect of water usage by the tenant.
(2) Guidelines for payment of charges The guidelines may provide for the determination of the charges by reference to any of the following:
(a)  actual usage or estimated usage,
(b)  the income of the tenant,
(c)  the rent payable by the tenant (whether with or without rent rebate).
(3)  The guidelines may include other matters, including a requirement that charges in respect of water usage be paid by the tenant in advance.
(4)  The guidelines are to be made publicly available.
(5)  A copy of the guidelines is to be provided, on request, to any tenant under a social housing tenancy agreement free of charge and to other persons either free of charge or on payment of reasonable copying charges.
(6)  The guidelines may be amended or replaced from time to time.
(7)    (Repealed)