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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 2010 - SECT 174
Repayment of bond to former co-tenant
174 Repayment of bond to former co-tenant
(1) This section applies if the tenancy of a co-tenant is terminated and the
residential tenancy agreement continues in force in relation to one or more
(2) The remaining co-tenant or co-tenants must, within 14
days of a request by a former co-tenant, pay to the former co-tenant an amount
equal to the rental bond (if any) paid by the former co-tenant for the
residential tenancy agreement.
(3) The remaining co-tenant or co-tenants may
deduct from that amount any amount owed to them by the former co-tenant for
rent or other reasonable costs associated with the residential premises.
If a final apprehended violence order is in force prohibiting a former
co-tenant from having access to the residential premises, the remaining tenant
or tenants are not required to pay the amount referred to in subsection (2)
within the period required by that subsection.
(5) A former co-tenant who is
paid an amount in accordance with this section is not entitled to payment of
any other amount of rental bond for the residential tenancy agreement.
This section does not apply if the liabilities of the former co-tenant under
the residential tenancy agreement exceed the amount of rental bond paid by the
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