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Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (No. 82 of 1997)
Requested:  2 Aug 2014
Consolidated as at:  11 Jan 2005

37. Termination of agreement

      (1) A residential tenancy agreement in respect of residential premises is terminated only by –

(a) the delivery of vacant possession of the premises by the tenant to the owner as a result of their agreement to terminate the agreement; or

(b) the delivery of vacant possession of the premises by the tenant to the owner following a notice to vacate by the owner; or

(c) the delivery of vacant possession of the premises by the tenant to the owner following a notice to terminate by the tenant; or

(d) [Section 37 Subsection (1) amended by No. 53 of 2003, Sched. 1, Applied:25 Sep 2003] the delivery of vacant possession of the premises by order of the Court to the owner; or

(e) [Section 37 Subsection (1) amended by No. 67 of 2003, s. 16, Applied:05 Mar 2004] the recovery of vacant possession of the premises by the owner following abandonment or early vacation of the premises.

      (2) An owner must not regain, or attempt to regain, possession of the premises by any means other than those specified in subsection (1).

Penalty:

Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.

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