Fam­ily at Hous­ing NZ dis­pute to quit ten­ancy

Auckland City Harbour News - - Front Page -

A Hous­ing New Zealand ten­ant whose fam­ily was ac­cused of ter­ror­is­ing a Mt Al­bert street has ter­mi­nated her ten­ancy rather than face an­other tri­bunal hear­ing.

A Hous­ing New Zealand spokes­woman says the Salt fam­ily in­formed the or­gan­i­sa­tion on Mon­day that they no longer wished to con­tinue the ten­ancy at Range View Rd.

The news came a day be­fore a four day re-hear­ing was set to start at the Ten­ancy Tri­bunal in a sec­ond ef­fort to ter­mi­nate Sharon Salt’s ten­ancy.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Les­ley McTurk says she is pleased with the de­ci­sion and glad the case has fi­nally been re­solved.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion tried to ter­mi­nate Mrs Salt’s ten­ancy in June 2007 af­ter nu­mer­ous com­plaints from neigh­bours of vi­o­lence and in­tim­i­da­tion.

The in­ci­dents raised at the hear­ing in­volved sev­eral of Mrs Salt’s nine chil­dren.

The tri­bunal ruled there wasn’t enough ev­i­dence to evict the fam­ily, but Hous­ing New Zealand suc­cess­fully ap­pealed the de­ci­sion in court last Au­gust and a re-hear­ing was or­dered.

The spokes­woman says the or­gan­i­sa­tion took the de­ci­sion to court in an ef­fort to clar­ify what be­hav­iour jus­ti­fies the end of a

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