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Status quo remains at Tenancy Tribunal post-Gluckman report - 27th Jun 2018

The Tenancy Tribunal has published its first orders on methamphetamine since the Gluckman report sent shockwaves through New Zealand last month.

In a nutshell the Tenancy Tribunal is sticking with the current contamination standards of 1.5mg per 100 cm square. However,  Housing New Zealand and the Real Estate Agents Authority quickly established new contamination levels of 15 micrograms/100cm2 for their businesses.

So far, only one Tenancy Tribunal order, application number 4128761, referenced the Gluckman report.

“There is currently some debate about the health impact of methamphetamine however I agree that the use of premises for an unlawful purpose is something to be discouraged,” the adjudicator wrote.

So it appears it’s business as usual for landlords and property managers until any legislative changes are made in this space.

Tenancy.co.nz managing director Craeg Williams said “If Housing New Zealand and the Real Estate Agents Authority have established a level of 15 micrograms/100cm2, we believe there is no reason why the Tenancy Tribunal shouldn’t follow suit". “Tenancy.co.nz intend to lobby to the government to make this change happen as soon as possible.”

For full article - http://www.tenancy.co.nz/status-quo-remains-at-tenancy-tribunal-post-gluckman-report/

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