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).