Responsibility for damage

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

49A General principle

(1)

Except as provided in section 49B, a tenant has no liability or obligation, and must not be required, to—

(a)

meet the cost of making good any destruction of, or damage to, the premises; or

(b)

indemnify the landlord against the cost of making good the destruction or damage; or

(c)

pay damages related to the destruction or damage; or

(d)

carry out any works to make good the destruction or damage.

(2)

A tenant is not, in any case, liable for fair wear and tear.

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