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I have just moved into a rental property 3 months now which

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Hello, I have just moved into a rental property 3 months now which was meant to have a Hot water cylinder fixed but as yet nothing has been done and the extra money on power is in the hundreds. Have contacted the landlord as this was meant to be fixed before we moved in with our two children 6 years & our baby 5 months , no contact from the landlord back and we still pay rent on time. Rang landlord today & said we will be moving as the hot water cylinder is costing 3 times the power we should be paying. No idea where to look for help or how we can get this problem fixed let alone reimbursement for the high jump in power bill , Thankyou kindly for your time Adair Forgie Dunedin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

You can make an application to the Tenancy Tribunal to get a work order to force him to make the repairs. You could also ask for a reduction in the rent from the Tribunal because of the failure to get this done costing you much more for the power. You can make an application to the Tribunal at this site

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

http://www.tenancy.govt.nz/disputes/ Have a look at the site and if you have further questions please ask here. They will help you resolve this.

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