PHOTO: 123RF A landlord can only enter a property without permission from the tenant in an emergency.

A Nelson landlord who illegally entered his tenant’s house twice with potential new tenants when she was away must pay her $1450, the Tenancy Tribunal says.

Ana Dorrington had video evidence and transcripts that showed her landlord, Steven Scullion, entering her house with the potential new tenants.

Dorrington said she had not given Scullion permission to enter and found the intrusions upsetting.

The tribunal said what made the breaches even more disturbing for her was that, because of her job, she had client-sensitive or confidential information that was at risk of being compromised.