even if unruly tenants have children - lawyer
Kāinga Ora hasn't evicted anyone since 2018, Associate Minister for Housing Poto Williams told Parliament last week, under questioning from National's housing spokesperson Nicola Willis, who said it proved the Government "has effectively banned state house evictions".
And Kāinga Ora has been ordered to pay compensation to several neighbours of unruly state housing tenants, RNZ reported on Wednesday, over its failure as a landlord to ensure its tenants aren't interfering with their neighbours' right to peace and quiet. In at least one case, the Tenancy Tribunal warned Kāinga Ora its refusal to terminate tenancies was in breach of the Residential Tenancies Act and "cannot continue".
"We're talking about a very small number hopefully, but what's horrifying is just the number of emails and the sheer abuse that a lot of people are experiencing across New Zealand," litigation lawyer Adina Thorn told The AM Show on Wednesday.
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