A recent report from New Zealand shows just how absurd some decisions are!
In this NZ situation, a tenant had allowed dogs into the dwelling, even though it was expressly stated in the lease that dogs were to be kept outside.
The dogs subsequently used the carpets as a toilet. This resulted in the carpets being completely ruined, and the landlord had to replace all the carpets in the property.
The Landlord (rightly in our opinion) sought repayment from the tenant. The matter went to the NZ Tribunal who ruled against the Landlord!!
Apparently the decision was made on the grounds that it could not be proved that the tenant had deliberately chosen to destroy the carpets!
Let’s hope Australian Tribunals don’t use this NZ case as a precedent!