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Landlords: Don't overlook smoke alarms - 5th Feb 2018

Christchurch Property Management

The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has successfully taken an Auckland landlord to the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to install smoke alarms, giving all landlords in this busy rental market a timely reminder to ensure their properties comply with smoke alarm legislation.

The Tenancy Tribunal has ordered Auckland landlord Arie Peter Sterk pay $2000.00 in exemplary damages for failing to have smoke alarms installed in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act and Regulations. Mr Sterk has also been restrained from committing the same unlawful act for six years or will face further legal action.

Steve Watson, National Manager Tenancy Compliance and Investigation team, said this outcome serves as a strong reminder to all landlords that failing to comply with tenancy laws will not be tolerated.

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