central city apartment

PHOTO:PROPERTY COUNCIL/SUPPLIED When Monika Kuciel’s central city apartment went up for sale, she did not realise advertising photos would include her personal possessions (file photo).

A landlord must pay a former tenant $500 after displaying her personal possessions in online advertisements.

It came after the apartment Monika Kuciel was renting, in the SugarTree building in central Auckland, was put up for sale.

She gave landlord Crockers Property Management Limited permission to take photos, but thought they would just be of the balcony and “unique features” of the apartment, which included kitchen fixtures and fittings.



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A recently-released Tenancy Tribunal decision detailed how the apartment had previously been listed for sale during the tenancy using photos taken prior to Kuciel moving in.

But she was “very distressed” when she found photos of her possessions, including clothing, shoes and personal items, on the internet, the decision said.



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