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Agreements that are residential tenancy agreements

13 Agreements that are residential tenancy agreements

(1) A
"residential tenancy agreement" is an agreement under which a person grants to another person for value a right of occupation of residential premises for the purpose of use as a residence.
(2) A residential tenancy agreement may be express or implied and may be oral or in writing, or partly oral and partly in writing.
(3) An agreement may be a residential tenancy agreement for the purposes of this Act even though--
(a) it does not grant a right of exclusive occupation, or
(b) it grants the right to occupy residential premises together with the letting of goods or the provision of services or facilities.
Note : See section 8 for agreements that are not covered by this Act. Section 7 sets out premises not covered by this Act.
(4) For the purpose of determining whether an agreement is a residential tenancy agreement, it does not matter that the person granted the right of occupation is a corporation if the premises are used (or intended for use) as a residence by a natural person.

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