PHOTO: MARION VAN DIJK/STUFF – Ray White Warkworth has apologised for the newsletter.

An Auckland real estate agency has issued an apology after one of its newsletters for landlords was criticised as being in poor taste.

The Investor Gate newsletter from Ray White Warkworth contained a segment titled “the funniest things tenants say about not paying rent” – including “my aunt/grandmother just died and I have to cover funeral costs”, “my car rego was due”, “my WINZ payment didn’t come through” and “I had to pay to fix my car to get to work”.

Landlords were then encouraged to offer their own “funny stories”.

Robert Whitaker, of tenants’ rights lobby group Renters United, said it was disappointing but “hardly surprising”.



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