Just in time for the start of the mould season there was a timely article in the New Zealand Herald last week.
The tenancy tribunal awarded almost $8000 in compensation to a tenant due to the landlord’s failure to do repairs, and for damage to personal items from mould.
The bulk of the Tenancy Tribunal’s order was compensation for $730 rent paid weekly on the mouldy, cold and leaking home.
Defects in the home meant the tenant’s six children had to sleep in her bedroom.
The tribunal’s award of $5700 in rent compensation also addressed the loss of use of three bedrooms in the home, because of mould.
The tenant also received $1107 compensation for a caravan on the property for which she was charged $30 a week, but had for only two weeks. She was awarded a further $1000 for the landlord’s failure to do repairs, and for damage to personal items from mould.
Check out the full article here.