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Application to Tribunal for urgent repairs

S. 73(1) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 64(1)(a)(b).

    (1)     A renter may apply to the Tribunal for an order requiring the residential rental provider or that person's agent to carry out specified urgent repairs if—

S. 73(1)(a) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 64(1)(a).

        (a)     the renter cannot meet the cost of the repairs; or

S. 73(1)(b) amended by Nos 67/2010 s. 167(2), 45/2018 s. 64(1)(c).

        (b)     the repairs cost more than the prescribed amount (which includes any amount in respect of any GST payable on the supply to which the urgent repairs relate); or

S. 73(1)(c) amended by No. 45/2018 s. 64(1)(a)(d).

        (c)     the residential rental provider refuses to pay the cost of the urgent repairs if carried out by the renter.

    (2)     The Tribunal must hear an application under subsection (1) within 2 business days after the application is made.

S. 73(3) inserted by No. 45/2018 s. 64(2).

    (3)     Without limiting the matters to which the Tribunal may consider in determining an application under this section, the Tribunal must consider the Director's guidelines.

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