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Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (No. 82 of 1997)
Requested:  23 Nov 2014
Consolidated as at:  11 Jan 2005

24. Distress for rent prohibited

[Section 24 Substituted by No. 67 of 2003, s. 8, Applied:05 Mar 2004]

      (1) A person must not levy or make distress for any amount due that is unpaid.

Penalty:

Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.

      (2) In addition to any penalty imposed on a person for an offence under subsection (1), the person –

(a) is liable to pay any costs incurred by any other person as a result of that offence; and

(b) must return any goods seized to the owner of the goods or, if the goods cannot be returned, pay the owner the value of the goods.


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