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The rental tribunal ruled in favor of Pan Kiwi Property. Photo / supplied
The property manager stopped one truck that was leaving the North Shore rental with the landlord’s furniture but failed to stop the first truck.
It was found that the tenant had illegally removed many items of furniture through
The landlord won $ 16,200 for lost property and damage after the place remained unclean and untidy.
The rental tribunal said it had accepted the manager’s evidence that the items listed in the tenant’s lawsuit had been provided when the lease period began.
But they were not at the end of the lease.
Pan Kiwi Property won a lawsuit against Chee Fung Yap and Carmat Auto, which leased 23 Corricvale Way, Northcross near Browns Bay. The sole director and owner of Pan Kiwi is Meng Zhao from Glenfield.
The tribunal heard the head, but not the tenant, who could not be reached by phone in the hearing notice.
The landlord sought arrears of rent and compensation for losses he suffered as a result of renting the house.
“The property manager’s testimony is that when he visited the property for the final inspection, there was a truck with workers instructed by the tenant to take the contents of the house. The property manager determined that some items on the truck were the owner’s property and prevent their removal .
“But the former truck was already taking the cargo out of the property,” the tribunal said.
The loss was hard to calculate, but photos at the start of the lease certainly showed furniture items from Asia.
“The furniture was mostly high-quality furniture brought in by the owner from China, and there is little information on the comparative assessment,” the tribunal said.
According to the final inspection, the house was also severely damaged.
“I am pleased that these costs are directly due to the tenant’s breach of its obligations, and the landlord is entitled to compensation,” the judge said.
There was a lot of garbage left, and the premises remained very dirty. The tenant did not return the keys.
The owner presented the tribunal with bills for cleaning, garbage collection and replacement of keys.
The tenant had to pay $ 5,500 for furniture and movable property, $ 5,220 for rent, $ 4,197 for garbage collection, repair and painting, $ 2,000 for carpet repair and replacement, nearly $ 900 for cleaning, $ 851 for locks and keys, but also has to pay tariffs for water, curtain replacement, window repair and losing a deposit of $ 3,400.
In total, the landlord won $ 19,600, but retains the bond, so it was reduced to $ 16,200.
The tribunal said tenants should leave the property in sufficient cleanliness and order, pick up all debris, return keys and security devices, and leave the property.
A final inspection of the Northcross property revealed that the tenant had not done so.
The owner did not demand anything lost.
“The head of the property says the amounts claimed relate only to the more important items that were taken, and follow from the fact that the owner provided information on the purchase price of the movable property at a significant discount to account for depreciation from the time of purchase.”
The court found the landlord’s claim justified.
But the landlord did not have insurance coverage for the damage caused to the lease. The damage should be considered intentional because it occurred as a result of prolonged problems with the premises.
Broken windows and a damaged carpet meant repairs were needed.