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Intervention orders and terminating a Housing SA tenancy

Where a tenant has committed domestic abuse against a person who normally resides at the premises or where an intervention order has been issued against a tenant for the protection of a person who normally resides at Housing SA premises, the tenancy can be terminated [Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA) s 89A(2)]. Alternatively, the tenancy can be terminated and replaced with a new one without the alleged perpetrator of the domestic abuse as a party. Orders can also be made to determine liability for any damage caused as a result of an incident of domestic abuse and to refund the bond accordingly. Applications must be made to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). See Resolving Disputes.

It is also Housing SA's policy to terminate a tenancy if the tenant doesn't leave the property after receiving a final intervention order prohibiting them from living at the property. For more information, see the Housing Trust policies on the South Australian Department of Human Services website, in particular the policies on domestic abuse and ending a public housing tenancy.

Intervention orders and terminating a Housing SA tenancy  :  Last Revised: Mon Jul 2nd 2018
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