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DEBT COLLECTORS (FIELD AGENTS AND COLLECTION AGENTS) ACT 2014 - SECT 27
Recovery of costs of debt collector
27 Recovery of costs of debt collector
(1) A person must not recover or attempt to recover from a debtor the costs or
expenses of a debt collector for performing a debt collection activity or a
Penalty: Maximum penalty—200 penalty units.
Subsection (1) does not apply to prevent a person who appoints a debt
collector to repossess goods or chattels from a debtor from recovering the
debt collector’s costs and expenses if the person has a right under an
agreement with the debtor or otherwise to recover the costs or expenses.
Costs or expenses recovered in contravention of this section may be recovered
by the debtor as a debt.
(4) This section applies subject to the National
Credit Code in schedule 1 of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
(5) In this section—
"costs" do not include—
(a) stamp duty; or
(b) legal costs fixed by, or
payable under, rules of court or a court order.
"debtor" includes a person from whom goods or chattels may be lawfully
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