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

5. Application of Act

      (1) This Act applies to –

(a) any residential tenancy agreement entered into on or after the commencement day; and

(ab) [Section 5 Subsection (1) amended by No. 49 of 2003, s. 5, Applied:25 Aug 2004] any residential tenancy agreement for boarding premises entered into on or after the commencement of the Residential Tenancy Amendment (Boarding Premises) Act 2003; and

(b) any residential tenancy agreement entered into before the commencement day –

(i) with effect from the first payment date that occurs 12 months after that day; or

(ii) [Section 5 Subsection (1) amended by No. 49 of 2003, s. 5, Applied:25 Aug 2004] if the agreement is renewed or extended within that 12 months, with effect from the day on which it is renewed or extended; and

(c) [Section 5 Subsection (1) amended by No. 49 of 2003, s. 5, Applied:25 Aug 2004] any residential tenancy agreement for boarding premises entered into before the commencement of the Residential Tenancy Amendment (Boarding Premises) Act 2003 –

(i) with effect from the first payment date that occurs 12 months after that commencement; or

(ii) if the agreement is renewed or extended within that 12-month period, with effect from the day on which it is renewed or extended.

      (2) This Act applies to part of any residential premises used solely as a place of residence by a person employed as a caretaker, or in a similar capacity, for the premises.


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