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Liability of tenant for actions of others

54 Liability of tenant for actions of others

(1) A tenant is vicariously responsible to the landlord for any act or omission by any other person who is lawfully on the residential premises (other than a person who has a right of entry without the tenant's consent) that would have been a breach of the residential tenancy agreement if it had been an act or omission by the tenant.
(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply to a tenant who is the victim of a domestic violence offence, or an exempted co-tenant, if the relevant act or omission constitutes or resulted in damage to the residential premises and occurred during the commission of the domestic violence offence.
(1B) In this section, an
"exempted co-tenant" means a tenant under the same residential tenancy agreement as the tenant referred to subsection (1A) who is not a relevant domestic violence offender (within the meaning of Division 3A of Part 5) nominated in a document referred to in section 105C(2) and annexed to a domestic violence termination notice (within the meaning of section 105A) for the residential tenancy agreement.
(2) This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.

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