I want to ask about a tenancy agreement. Auckland NZ. None yet, but the landlord had terminated the tenancy because they

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Customer: Hi I want to ask about a tenancy agreement
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Customer: Auckland NZ
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: None yet, but the landlord had terminated the tenancy because they can't afford to provide a healthy home we asked before we move in.
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Customer: The agreement has already been signed
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.
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If you have signed the tenancy agreement then there is a binding contract and they will need to upgrade the tenancy to make it acceptable. If they refuse, you can bring a claim against them in the tenancy Tribunal and claim your losses

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Hi Chris, also on the day that we were supposed to move in they notify us that the previous tenant had a positive covid test and ask to move in in the afternoon without proper cleaning and sanitization of the property, is this something that I should bring up with them as well,
we are a young couple and this was suppose to be the the first house we have rented so we lack knowledge of how tenancy worked and they try to take advantage
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Is it right for us to refuse moving in if the is not cleaned,cleared of rubbish dust and mould also broken cupboards in the kitchen etc
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The property should be in good condition, and should not have been released to you until deep cleaned after Covid, and also in reasonable repair

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You can raise those issues if you have to claim against them in the Tribunal

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The day after they terminated the tenancy agreement they told us the proper is now under an agency so can I still take them to tribunal
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you can take them to the Tribunal
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Thank you for your help
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Glad to help, and thanks for using the site

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