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Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (No. 82 of 1997)
|Requested: 26 Jul 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.
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.