Tenancy order

A Tenancy Order gives the victim-survivor the exclusive right to occupy a rented house and if the abuser rents the house, he/she is obliged to continue paying the rent.

Effect of the Tenancy Order:

  • The abuser shall be deemed to become the tenant of the dwelling house subject to the terms and conditions of the tenancy in force at the time of the making of that order
  • Except where the Court orders otherwise, the spouse who, before the tenancy order was, by the terms of the contract of tenancy, responsible for the payment of the rent, shall continue to be so responsible