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    Default Nightmare tenant, damage and disappeared.

    Long story short, a tenants couple has been with us for 2 years, they have 2 dogs resulted with around $10,000 worth of damage (word of advise from me, DO NOT rent to tenants with dogs you're just asking for it), disappeared and missed the first tribunal hearing, awarded $5.8k to our favour. About 6 months after got the debt collector to locate address and hearing served again, they showed up this time, to our surprise tribunal changed the sum of $5.8k to $4.7k. Frustrated as to why payment decreased (no clear explanation on order) but moved on.

    At this point the debt collector didn't do much as tenants ignores all the contacts.

    We went on and apply for distress warrant, assessment of financial means and attachment order (which costed us several hundred dollars on top), bailiff then managed to get half the payment for us which is good. But then since that they have relocated again, sold the car, their current vehicle is registered under their brother's name with the old address for over a year now.

    We've tried request for address etc. to no avail. We do have their full name, driver licence, current car number plate (though not under their name and at old address). Is there any other way to retrieve their current address?

    The debt collector we used has been pretty hard to deal with and does not respond in anyway now. If we were to find another debt collection unit, and they manage to collect some payment for us does that mean we have to share the commission with the 1st debt collection company?

    We're young and very frustrated couple with bills to pay which is why we rented our part of our house in the first place, any advise on this will be greatly appreciated.

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    On April 29, Nikayla Grace Gleeson entered into a rent to buy agreement for bunk beds.

    However, after paying only a small deposit she then sold the beds for $325.

    On June 30, Gleeson was living in a fully furnished, tenanted flat.

    She advertised one of the property's couches for sale on Trade Me, then sold the fridge, freezer, outdoor furniture and other items when the person came to look at the sofa.

    The total value of the property Gleeson sold was about $12,000.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11415661
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    Name and shame??

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    funny where they turn up

    The mother-of-two has fallen foul of the law several times.

    Her offending in Hamilton and Auckland over a number of years has included misleading the Ministry of Social Development, driving offences, and Tenancy Tribunal cases involving thousands of dollars of rent arrears on two properties.

    2008: Ordered by Tenancy Tribunal to pay $4,215 in rent arrears.

    2011: Ordered by tribunal to pay $4,763 in arrears and other damages.

    Danielle Le Gallais was sentenced in 2005 for theft as a servant, which a judge described as planned, premeditated and consistent

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainm...ectid=11417052
    Last edited by eri; 14-03-2015 at 08:00 AM.
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    Out of curiosity, what damages were due to the dogs?

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    How often were you doing property inspections?
    3 monthly?
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    bond? is there any insurance policy that can cover this?
    Last edited by revdev; 18-03-2015 at 11:19 PM. Reason: language

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    Not really.
    Your best defense is prevention.
    Regular face-to-face and work - oh dear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    2008: Ordered by Tenancy Tribunal to pay $4,215 in rent arrears.

    2011: Ordered by tribunal to pay $4,763 in arrears and other damages.
    Ordered? - Yes

    Paid? - I very much doubt if as much as one cent was actually paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC View Post
    Not really.
    Your best defense is prevention.
    Regular face-to-face and work - oh dear.
    So many new landlords don't bother doing inspections which is one of the main reasons for these problems >_<


 

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