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A tenant of mine plans to charge tourists to use one

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A tenant of mine plans to charge tourists to use one bedroom. Sub-letting is against the contract. Can he do that legally?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: State? I am in central Auckland, New Zealand.
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Customer: Not yet, I found out indirectly
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 8 months ago.

If his tenancy agreement says he cannot sublet, then this would be a breach of his tenancy agreement, and potentially something which could cause his landlord to cancel the agreement and evict him. If he thinks the landlord will consent, then he could ask the landlord. It is not illegal as in the sense of being a criminal offence, but it is a breach of his tenancy agreement

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