MBIE successfully prosecutes landlord for renting out an unconsented, converted garage
March 21, 2017
Multiple offending landlord ordered to pay over $16,000 including exemplary damages for unlawfully renting an unconsented, converted garage as a separate housing unit.
The Tenancy Tribunal at Manukau has ordered Manurewa landlord Satya Silan to refund $15,840 in rent and pay $750 in exemplary damages for renting an unconsented, converted garage as a separate household unit.
The application was brought to the Tenancy Tribunal by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team.