Tenants ordered to pay back $62k rental arrears over 40 years
A landlord's request to have their tenants evicted after being $62,238.90 behind in their rent has been dismissed by the Tenancy Tribunal, with the Adjudicator ruling the tenancy should continue, so long as the tenants pay off their debt off at $30 per week, on top of their weekly rent of $640. (Source: Stuff.co.nz)
Tenancy Tribunal finds tenant still liable for damages despite never living at the property
The occupiers, who were known to the tenant, used the premises for the unlawful purpose of drug taking in addition to being in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Under sections 40(2)(a) and (b) of the RTA, tenants are liable for the actions of people at the premises with their permission. (Source: Landlords.co.nz)
Tenant's feud with neighbour results in landlord paying compensation
Frustrated at what the tenant believed was a lack of action, she took her landlord to the Tenancy Tribunal claiming they had not done enough to address the ongoing problem. The Adjudicator determined “The right to quiet enjoyment, peace and privacy is at the heart of a tenancy,” and awarded the tenant compensation of $300. (Source: NZHerald.co.nz)
The Green Party urges tenants to share stories to bolster tenancy reform
Auckland Central's Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick says she had been most successful in achieving reform in areas such as drug law reforms and alcohol policy by drawing on the stories of those most-affected by this in the community. This made it impossible for government to ignore. Swarbrick said tenancy reforms in this country have not gone far enough and is driving the same approach used in her other portfolios. (Source: Rnz.co.nz)
Share your Tenant Ratings and warnings
illion Tenancy's Tenant Rating system allows landlords and property managers to rate a tenant on key areas of their tenancy and issue warning alerts for drug manufacture at the property, physical and verbal abuse by the tenant, and more. A Tenant Rating is recorded against a tenant's tenancy record for display on their Tenant Check report. The next time a Tenant Check is conducted on a tenant, any applicable Tenant Ratings will be visible.
To load a Tenant Rating, login to your illion Tenancy account and go to the Lodge menu. You can also find the 'Lodge' button under the My Account > My Tenant Checks menu, which lists the tenants for which you have previously conducted a Tenant Check. If making your lodgements via the Tenant Check option, illion Tenancy will prefill most of the tenant's details making the lodgement process quick and easy. Each Tenant Rating lodgement on illion Tenancy earns you an account credit of $2.30 and enters you into the draw to win a bottle of wine. Lodgements must be made in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 and the terms of the illion Tenancy Subscriber Agreement*.