Family at Housing NZ dispute to quit tenancy
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