Marijuana lands tenants in Tenancy Tribunal

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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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