Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
70 Power to require provision of documents
(1) The Secretary may, by notice served on a person involved in the management of an authorised boarding house, require the person to provide to the Secretary such relevant documents as the Secretary specifies in the notice.(2) The following documents are relevant documents:(a) any record that a person is required to keep by or under this Part (including under the regulations for this Part),(b) such other documents as the Secretary reasonably requires for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of this Part.(3) A notice under this section must specify the manner in which the documents are required to be provided and a reasonable time by which the documents are required to be provided.(4) A notice under this section may only require a person to provide existing documents that are in the person’s possession or that are within the person’s power to obtain lawfully.(5) If any document required to be provided under this section is in electronic, mechanical or other form, the notice requires the document to be provided in written form, unless the notice otherwise provides.(6) If any document required to be provided under this section is not in the English language, the notice is taken to require a written translation of its content to be provided with the document, unless the notice otherwise provides.(7) The Secretary may take copies of any documents provided under this section.(8) If the Secretary has reason to believe that any documents provided under this section are evidence of an offence against this Part or the regulations for this Part, the Secretary may retain the documents until proceedings for the offence have been heard and determined.