Repairs and maintenance - 2. Emergency Repairs

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2. Emergency Repairs

Emergency repairs arise when damage occurs to the property.

The tenant must inform the landlord/agent as soon as practicable. Like urgent repairs, if a landlord/agent fails to be contacted or arrange for the repairs, and the damage is likely to worsen and cause the property to deteriorate the tenant may authorise either a nominated or suitable repairer to carry out the repairs.

The repairs should only be to a level that repairs are to be carried out to the extent to prevent further damage or deterioration to the property. The procedure for the tenant seeking reimbursement of the cost of a suitable repairer is the same as for urgent repairs.