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    Default Renting out the lounge to live in - legal?

    Hi there,

    I have a friend who was reasonably desperate to find somewhere to live and I found out he found a place where the landlord is renting out the lounge for him to set up his bedroom. Other people live in this house and use the lounge, now they have lost the use of this, but also I'm concerned that my friend is getting ripped off for not being provided a proper bedroom.

    Could someone please give me some legal advice on this?
    Last edited by djhailz; 02-05-2010 at 11:30 PM. Reason: used the word 'tenant' instead of 'landlord'

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    Jan 2010


    If you are prepared to pay the rent to live in a lounge how is it ripping him off?

    There are plenty of flatmates wanted on trade me if he wants a proper bedroom....

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    Jan 2004
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand


    Your friend is a boarder/lodger at that property, not a tenant. There will be no Tenancy Agreement - although a boarding areement could be written up- but the RTA does not apply.


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