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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1997 - SECT 131

Application to Director to investigate need for non‑urgent repairs

S. 131(1) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 111(1).

    (1)     A resident may apply to the Director to investigate whether the rooming house operator is in breach of a duty to ensure the room or the rooming house is maintained in good repair if—

S. 131(1)(a) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 111(1).

        (a)     the resident has given notice to the rooming house operator that repairs (other than urgent repairs) are required to the room or rooming house; and

S. 131(1)(b) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 111(1).

        (b)     the rooming house operator has not carried out the repairs within 14 days after being given the notice.

S. 131(2) substituted by No. 45/2018 s. 111(2).

    (2)     An application under subsection (1) and a report under subsection (3)—

        (a)     must be in writing; and

        (b)     may be made or issued, as the case requires, by electronic communication in accordance with the Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000 .

    (3)     On an application under subsection (1), the Director

S. 131(3)(a) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 111(3)(a).

        (a)     may investigate; and

S. 131(3)(b) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 111(3)(b).

        (b)     may negotiate arrangements for the carrying out of repairs if the Director is satisfied that the rooming house operator is in breach of the duty to maintain the room or rooming house in good repair; and

S. 131(3)(c) substituted by No. 45/2018 s. 111(3)(c).

        (c)     may issue a report that—

              (i)     states the duty to maintain the room or the rooming house in good repair has been breached; and

              (ii)     directs the rooming house operator to do any thing in order to comply with the duty to maintain the room or the rooming house in good repair.

S. 131A inserted by No. 67/2010 s. 75.



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