Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Division 1 Preliminary
In this Part:claim notice means a notice given under section 164.claim notice period means the period specified in a claim notice within which any proceedings affecting the rental bond must be notified to the Secretary.deposit period means the period within which a rental bond must be deposited with the Secretary.landlord includes a former landlord.rental bond means an amount of money paid or payable by the tenant or another person as security against any failure by a tenant to comply with the terms of a residential tenancy agreement.Rental Bond Account means the Rental Bond Account established under section 185.Rental Bond Interest Account means the Rental Bond Interest Account established under section 186.tenant includes a former tenant.
157A Online rental bond service
(1) The Secretary may establish an online rental bond service.(2) An online rental bond service is an online facility or system that may be used for any of the following purposes:(a) to deposit a rental bond with the Secretary,(b) to make a claim for the payment of a rental bond,(c) to make a payment of an amount of a rental bond,(d) to give any notice authorised or required under this Part,(e) to do or facilitate the doing of any other thing authorised or required under this Part.(3) Use of the online rental bond service is subject to any terms and conditions imposed by the Secretary.(4) A landlord, landlord’s agent or any other person must not require a tenant or another person to use the online rental bond service.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(5) A notice or other document that is authorised or required by this Part, or under a provision of a residential tenancy agreement that relates to the requirements of this Part, may be given or served by a user of the online rental bond service to or on any other user of the online rental bond service by delivering it electronically to an address nominated by the user as an address for service of the notice or other document.(6) In this section:user of the online rental bond service means:(a) the Secretary, or(b) any tenant, landlord or landlord’s agent, or person acting on behalf of a tenant or landlord, who has agreed to use the online rental bond service.
158 Mortgagee in possession may exercise functions
A mortgagee who becomes entitled to possession of residential premises may exercise any functions of a landlord under this Part in respect of the release of a rental bond.