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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 24 October 2017 at 18:26)
Part 8 Division 1 Section 157A
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.