The Osaki Matrix – is the tenant liable?

In 2009 some boiling oil changed the residential renting industry in New Zealand, ending in the change of the Residential Tenancies Act in 2016. In 2009 the case of the burnt down house rented by the Osaki family got all the way through to the Court of Appeal. The outdrawn change of the law in 2016 according to Andrew King – NZ Property Investors Association – made many people seriously consider leaving the industry for good. The changes of the of the Residential Tenancies Act mean that the tenants would be liable for unintentional damages. Unfortunately damages happen time by

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