Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2)

30 New section 59B inserted (Termination in cases of methamphetamine contamination)

After section 59A, insert:

59B Termination in cases of methamphetamine contamination

If tests carried out in accordance with any regulations made under this Act have established that the premises are methamphetamine-contaminated,

(a)

if the tenant is not responsible for the methamphetamine contamination, the rent abates; and

(b)

the landlord may give notice of termination, the period of notice to be not less than 7 days; and

(c)

the tenant may give notice of termination, the period of notice to be not less than 2 days.