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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 18 December 2017 at 10:36)
Part 8 Division 3 Section 174
174   Repayment of bond to former co-tenant
(1)  This section applies if the tenancy of a co-tenant is terminated and the residential tenancy agreement continues in force in relation to one or more other co-tenants.
(2)  The remaining co-tenant or co-tenants must, within 14 days of a request by a former co-tenant, pay to the former co-tenant an amount equal to the rental bond (if any) paid by the former co-tenant for the residential tenancy agreement.
(3)  The remaining co-tenant or co-tenants may deduct from that amount any amount owed to them by the former co-tenant for rent or other reasonable costs associated with the residential premises.
(4)  If a final apprehended violence order is in force prohibiting a former co-tenant from having access to the residential premises, the remaining tenant or tenants are not required to pay the amount referred to in subsection (2) within the period required by that subsection.
(5)  A former co-tenant who is paid an amount in accordance with this section is not entitled to payment of any other amount of rental bond for the residential tenancy agreement.
(6)  This section does not apply if the liabilities of the former co-tenant under the residential tenancy agreement exceed the amount of rental bond paid by the former co-tenant.