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Unacceptable conduct by a tenant

An interested party can apply to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) to terminate the tenancy [Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA) s 90]. The definition of interested party includes:

  • the landlord;
  • a person adversely affected by the conduct of the tenant (e.g. near neighbours);
  • a strata or community corporation representing the interests of perons who have been adversely affected;
  • a police officer.

To justify termination the tenant's conduct must be causing or permitting:

  • an interference with the reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of another person who resides in the immediate vicinity of the premises
  • a nuisance, or
  • the premises to be used for an illegal purpose.

The Tribunal has to be satisfied that terminating the tenancy is the appropriate remedy.

Unacceptable conduct by a tenant  :  Last Revised: Wed Mar 25th 2015
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