49D Unlawful acts related to liability

It is declared to be an unlawful act for a landlord—

(a)

to demand, request, or accept from the tenant—

(i)

payment of an amount related to destruction of, or damage to, the premises that exceeds the tenant’s liability in accordance with section 49B; or

(ii)

the carrying out of any works to make good destruction of, or damage to, the premises the value of which exceeds the tenant’s liability in accordance with section 49B:

(b)

to propose to, or enter into with, the tenant an agreement under which the tenant is obligated—

(i)

to pay an amount related to destruction of, or damage to, the premises that exceeds the tenant’s liability under section 49B; or

(ii)

to carry out any works to make good the destruction or damage if the value of the works exceeds the tenant’s liability under section 49B.

Section 49D: inserted, on 27 August 2019, by section 8 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 37).