How can I get my bond back?
Question from Tracey Poulter updated on 3rd February 2009:
Our expert Jeff Montgomery responded:
The Residential Tenancies Act only applies to the relationship between a tenant and landlord. It does not cover the relationship between a tenant and a flatmate. I recommend that you seek independent legal advice from your local community law centre about what you can do to recover your bond from the tenant. You might also like to check out www.flatting101.co.nz for information about flatting agreements.
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