Marijuana lands tenants in Tenancy Tribunal


Marijuana might be becoming more socially acceptable, but it can still cause problems for tenants of rental properties.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, tenants must not use a property or allow it to be used for an “unlawful purpose”.

Breaching that obligation – including by using marijuana – could result in them having to pay exemplary damages of up to $1000.

In a case heard by the Tenancy Tribunal this month, an Upper Hutt tenant was reprimanded for her guests smoking weed on the premises. (video at source).

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