Property Management

Tenants refuse property viewing

Two Weymouth, Auckland tenants who refused to let the landlord or prospective new tenants into the property have been ordered to pay $2,035 in damages.

Wednesday, August 04th 2021

Bluegates took Donna and Mervyn Webster to the Tenancy Tribunal after they refused to let anybody into the Roys Road property to show prospective new tenants around the premises. The tenancy ended on July 6.

The landlord paid for Trade Me adverts so new tenants could be found but when Bluegates turned up for a property inspection in the last two weeks of the tenancy, the Websters refused entry.

Over a two week period they would not allow Bluegates to show the property to any prospective tenants either.

Bluegates also told the tribunal the tenants owed $1,492.86 in rent arrears and $207 for cleaning the carpet.

The Websters did not attend the hearing and the tribunal found the landlord had proved the claims.

The tribunal ordered the Websters to pay $35 in wasted Trade Me advertising and exemplary damages of $1,000 for refusing the landlord an inspection and refusing to allow prospective tenants to view the property.

In addition $1,100 compensation was charged based on the loss of two weeks rent for refusing prospective tenants to look at the property plus the rent arrears and carpet cleaning.

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