Tenancy Tribunal


PHOTO: 123RF The landlords felt that they had a right to make improvements to the property.

Two Waihi tenants have won a victory against landlords who wanted to build a garage on the property.

The couple, Logan Phillips and Tracey Camelo, sought an order from the Tenancy Tribunal to have the build stopped.

They were concerned about the health and safety of their four children. The family was renting the property while their own home was being built.

The landlords, Rewi and Enid Forster, had planned to build a garage on the rental property, but had not agreed this with the tenants before the start of the tenancy. Neither had they informed them of the timeline or exact location of the build, leaving the tenants feeling unable to make an informed decision.