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DISTRICT COURT HAS OVERTURNED RULING IN "VIC INGLES" CASE - 20TH NOV 2017 - 4th Dec 2017

DISTRICT COURT HAS OVERTURNED RULING IN

LANDLORD ORDERED TO REPAY RENT TO TENANT DUE TO DWELLING NOT PERMITTED........DISTRICT COURT HAS OVERTURNED THIS RULING.

This case commonly known as the "Vic Ingles" Case has taken a new turn with the District Court overturning the tribunal result.

If you have not heard of this case? Don’t Worry, we have been watching this for you.

Vic Inglis and his wife bought the property as is. They did not realise that the alterations were different from plans submitted to the Dunedin City Council, and did not request a LIM report.

The Tenancy Tribunal said the tenancy was unlawful because of the unpermitted work and the tenant was entitled to a full refund of all rent paid.

To make this worse the tenant had sublet an area off the property and walked away with the rent collected for this!!!!!

We are pleased with the overturned result as this opened a huge can of worms for all rental properties.  The property should in all cases meet all requirements, however in this case it was proven that the tenancy was in no hardship and the property was compliant.

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