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# 205842 29-Nov-2016 12:37
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Hi all,


Landlords are legally obliged to lodge a tenant's bond to the government within 23 days of receiving it. In my case, it's been much longer and Tenancy have confirmed there's nothing under my name. I'll speak to the landlord regarding this. I was also told one could claim exemplary damages. Doing that would be sure to dent my relationship with the landlord, but curious to know if anyone's done that and how much they've been awarded?


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  # 1679411 29-Nov-2016 12:43
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Whenever you give a bond, Write a cheque and make it out to "Tenancy Services"

 

That way, your covered.


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  # 1679415 29-Nov-2016 12:51
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darylblake:

 

Whenever you give a bond, Write a cheque and make it out to "Tenancy Services"

 

That way, your covered.

 

 

How many people still have a cheque book?

 

I guess one could always get a teller's cheque.





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  # 1679416 29-Nov-2016 12:55
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MikeAqua:

 

darylblake:

 

Whenever you give a bond, Write a cheque and make it out to "Tenancy Services"

 

That way, your covered.

 

 

How many people still have a cheque book?

 

I guess one could always get a teller's cheque.

 

 

No need - in 2016 it can all be done on-line: https://tenancy.govt.nz/rent-bond-and-bills/bond/lodging-a-bond/


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  # 1679417 29-Nov-2016 12:56
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MikeAqua:

 

 

 

I guess one could always get a teller's cheque.

 

 

 

 

No, that misses the point. If you get a bank cheque, they take your cash immediately. If the landlord doesn't bank it, it's just gone forever. If you make a personal cheque out to Tenancy Services, they either don't bank it - in which case, you have paid nothing - or it goes to Tenancy Services, where it was supposed to.





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  # 1679441 29-Nov-2016 13:28
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I would try communicating with the landlord to ensure they lodge the bond. Get them to commit to a date to have this done by.

 

If you don't get anywhere, then give Tenancy Services a call for advice, don't do anything to jeopardise your agreement.


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  # 1679444 29-Nov-2016 13:38
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If they say they have deposited it, ask for proof and tell them that the TS is saying theres nothing recorded.

 

L/lord either lying, or TS have made a boo boo.

 

 





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  # 1679446 29-Nov-2016 13:41
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you should give the landlord a chance to reply and explain what happened before escalating this....


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