My daughter is in a fixed term lease, she arranged for a replacement but the property manager failed to check the new

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Customer: My daughter is in a fixed term lease, she arranged for a replacement but the property manager failed to check the new flat mates history therefore the new tenant withdrew from moving in. The property manager had two weeks to check references but didn’t carry out their job. My daughter now has two lots of rent to pay from Wednesday. Is there any way my daughter can claim neglect from the property manager?
JA: What steps has your daughter taken so far? Has she prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: No paper work only just found out tonight
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Te Aro Wellington
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: can my daughter still move out on Wednesday without paying two rents
Answered by Chris The Lawyer in 32 mins 1 year ago
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She is legally bound to pay both rentals, but if it was the negligence of the property manager which caused this situation, then she can claim against them. She may also want to work on getting a new replacement tenant (which she may be doing already)

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She should tell the property manager that they caused the problem, and that unless they find a new tenant she will hold them responsible. She could try advertising her self in places like Trademe for replacement tenants and then also claim the costs from the property manager

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