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  1. #1
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    Default Good Tenancy Article

    Something a lot different from the usual . . .

    How to get that rental? What landladies want you to know
    12 July 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff
    In a tight housing market, renting a property becomes a competitive exercise. In some of our larger cities, landlords are in a position to be choosy about whom they want as a tenant. If you're renting, the landlord calls the shots on your living situation right now. But most property owners are not the horrible people that some tenants make them out to be. Plenty of them are ordinary, decent people with a considerable investment in a rental property that they want to protect. So if you love your rental place, you'll want to endear yourself to the property owner by making it clear that you are an ideal tenant. Here are a few suggestions:

    * DRESS TO IMPRESS, AND TIDY THE CAR
    * HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
    * SOMETHING WRONG? LET THE LANDLORD KNOW
    * CLUTTER IS OKAY, FILTH IS NOT
    * STOP IGNORING THEM
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  2. #2
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    Default A More Common Tale

    Landlord criticises 'unfair' Tenancy Tribunal after claiming tenant wrecked his property

    12 July 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff
    A Wellington landlord has criticised the Tenancy Tribunal as biased after claiming a tenant "trashed" his house. Andrew MacKenzie said landlords' concerns that the tribunal was expensive and ineffective was leading them to raise rents in order to cover the cost of possible damage.

    New Zealand Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King said the Tenancy Act was consumer protection legislation, so it was designed to protect tenants, but was meant to be balanced. "I think the tribunal probably do put a higher requirement on landlords to get it right, they view them as being the service provider ... they should know what's going on."
    I wonder if the Principal Adjudicator would put that sentiment in writing?
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  3. #3
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    I wonder if the bit about claiming accidental is an Osaki type ruling. Recently lost a case from a tenant driving her car thru garage door and then thru the side wall. Contrary to stack of evidence the tenant was able to take the more favorable Osaki route without a shred of evidence. A complete lack of common sense and objectivity from an Adjudicator left me gobsmacked.
    Not to worry, rents going up everywhere to cover this type of nonsense, no doubt we are going to hear the greedy landlord complaints coming in real soon.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    . . a tenant driving her car thru garage door and then thru the side wall. . . . .
    I would suggest that you should have avoided TT totally in this case; handed the whole thing over to your insurance company to claim off her car insurance. If they didn't have any insurance, then your insurance company can take the tenant to whatever court they blike to recover the costs.

  5. #5
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    Thats incorrect on quite a few points. Firstly the tenant filed the case in that they decided to vacate the property not long after the incident and therefore applied to TT themselves for bond forcing me to lodge a cross application for some secondary issues. Also is the issue of excess to think of but lets not get lost on the key point some landlords are experiencing.
    Accident v carelessness v intentional. My real error was believing the tenant might have to provide supporting evidence in order to take the accident slash osaki route.


 

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