Pregnant tenant

PHOTO: RICKY WILSON/STUFF Josephine Rawstorne was asked to exit her fixed term tenancy early because she was pregnant.

About five weeks before an Auckland woman was due to give birth, she was told to move out of her rental “sooner rather than later”.

The property management company told Josephine Rawstorne she would breach the tenancy agreement’s maximum occupancy limit by having a baby.

Rawstorne told Stuff she found the news “quite terrifying”.

“My stress levels were super high. It gives me shivers,” she said.

Rawstorne took her case to the Tenancy Tribunal claiming she was being discriminated against because of her pregnancy.