Extreme Home Makeover: Make Your Tenants Pay For It Edition

Posted 12:51pm Monday 16th August 2021 by Denzel Chung

A recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling showed a landlord tried to claim $13,000 of damages from a NEV flat, but failed because the damage was only worth $4,000.  The landlord “did not wish the tenants’ names to be published,” so their names were redacted from the Tribunal ruling. Read more...

Mouldy Mattress on Floor Not Landlordís Fault: Tenancy Tribunal

Posted 1:01pm Monday 16th August 2021 by Denzel Chung

A mysterious carpet stain caused two Dunedin tenants to take their landlord to the Tenancy Tribunal, asking for $12,000 in compensation. The landlord responded that this stain formed because the tenant slept with his mattress on the floor for seven months — which the Tenancy Tribunal agreed Read more...

Six60 Goes Landlord

Posted 1:26am Saturday 31st July 2021 by Fox Meyer

Six60 have bought their old flat and will be renting it out to Performing Arts students. The four new tenants each year will receive a $10,000 scholarship and mentorship from the band. Official numbers on rent weren’t clear, but current tenants pay $205 each per week. The flat is Read more...

A SORDID TALE OF SQUALOR: Landlord Binned Bottle Collection Ö Or Did He?

Posted 4:57pm Sunday 30th May 2021 by Denzel Chung

A student had their bottle collection wrecked by a landlord who “did not believe they were still on the property at the time,” according to a Tenancy Tribunal ruling. Their landlord has hit back, saying “the Tribunal has got it half-right”.  Louis’ tenancy for Read more...

Rents to Rise Along With Landlord Saltiness

Posted 1:41pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Denzel Chung

Recent tax changes for investment properties have landlords and OUSA agreeing on one thing: Rent increases are “inevitable”. With landlords arguing tax changes have forced their hand, OUSA is now exploring ways they can respond at both a local and national level. David Seymour, ACT Read more...

Cutlers Already Offering 2022 Castle St Leases

Posted 1:15pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Cutlers is the first real estate company to release a flat list for Castle Street this year. For many upcoming flatters, it’s the same shit, different year. A group of this year’s freshers, having declared themselves besties for life just a few weeks into the year, will sign a flat Read more...

Renters United: Fighting for a Fair Deal for Renters

Posted 3:26pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Elliot Weir

Abusive landlords, privacy breaches, and runaway rent prices are the bread to the butter that is Renters United. The only thing worse than landlords are the structural conditions that created them. Look, I get it, not everyone wants to own their own house  at whatever point they’re at in Read more...

OUSA Apartments Generate Outrage

Posted 2:15pm Saturday 6th March 2021 by Denzel Chung

Your students’ association plans to turn the first floor of the University Bookshop into rental accommodation, and past Exec members are not happy about it. Two previous Exec members have questioned why a proposal rejected three times in the last five years was resurrected in Read more...

Landlord Said No to Pet Cat, But Possums In Ceiling Are No Problem

Posted 1:38pm Sunday 7th March 2021 by The Critical Tribune

Dunedin landlord Michael Moneybags maintains that the possums in his London Street property’s ceiling are not an issue that he needs to fix. Upon receiving a 14-day notice from his tenants to get rid of the possums, Moneybags did not respond. After a month, he told the tenants “the Read more...

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