Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2)

26 Section 45 amended (Landlord’s responsibilities)

(1)

After section 45(1), insert:

(1AA)

Without limiting subsection (1), the landlord must not provide the premises to the tenant at the commencement of the tenancy if—

(a)

the landlord knows that tests carried out in accordance with any regulations made under this Act prescribed methods have established that the premises are methamphetamine-contaminated; and

(b)

the premises have not been decontaminated in accordance with the relevant prescribed methamphetamine decontamination process.

(2)

After section 45(1A), insert:

(1AB)

A contravention by the landlord of subsection (1AA) is declared to be an unlawful act.

(3)

In section 45(3), replace “subsection (1)” with “subsections (1) and (1AA).