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Compensation Payments to tenants evicted under the Meth Policy operating under the last National Led Government

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Dear Housing New Zealand Corporation,

The Housing Minster has advised that initial payments have been made to tenants wrongly evicted under the historic meth policy Housing New Zealand (HNZ) operated https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/progr...

1 / Please provide a copy of the Meth Policy and the basis on which it was applied

2/ Of the approximately 800 tenants who are reported as being in line for compensation payments, in how many instances, did HNZ believe it had sufficient evidence to hold these people accountable under the 'balance of probabilities' test that is used to determine liability under the Residential Tenancies Act?

3/ The the top 5 cases by quantum of loss to HNZ, please provide details of the costs to HNZ of the meth related damage and repair costs to HNZ, including copies of test results, meth test reports and recommendations for decontamination,along with copies of the evidence that HNZ used to hold the people in question accountable?

4/ What compensation payouts are likely to be made to the parties who were wrongly held accountable for these particular losses?

Yours faithfully,

Miles Stratford

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Official Information request - Compensation Payments to tenants evicted under the Meth Policy operating under the last
National Led Government
Dear Housing New Zealand Corporation,

The Housing Minster has advised that initial payments have been made to tenants wrongly evicted under the historic meth
policy Housing New Zealand (HNZ) operated
https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/progr...

1 / Please provide a copy of the Meth Policy and the basis on which it was applied

2/ Of the approximately 800 tenants who are reported as being in line for compensation payments, in how many instances, did
HNZ believe it had sufficient evidence to hold these people accountable under the 'balance of probabilities' test that is
used to determine liability under the Residential Tenancies Act?

3/ The the top 5 cases by quantum of loss to HNZ, please provide details of the costs to HNZ of the meth related damage and
repair costs to HNZ, including copies of test results, meth test reports and recommendations for decontamination,along with
copies of the evidence that HNZ used to hold the people in question accountable?

4/ What compensation payouts are likely to be made to the parties who were wrongly held accountable for these particular
losses?

Yours faithfully,

Miles Stratford

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Dear Miles

 

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Description: Official Information request - Compensation Payments to tenants evicted under the Meth Policy operating under the
last National Led Government

Dear Housing New Zealand Corporation,

The Housing Minster has advised that initial payments have been made to tenants wrongly evicted under the historic meth policy
Housing New Zealand (HNZ) operated
[5]https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/progr...

1 / Please provide a copy of the Meth Policy and the basis on which it was applied

2/ Of the approximately 800 tenants who are reported as being in line for compensation payments, in how many instances, did HNZ
believe it had sufficient evidence to hold these people accountable under the 'balance of probabilities' test that is used to
determine liability under the Residential Tenancies Act?

3/ The the top 5 cases by quantum of loss to HNZ, please provide details of the costs to HNZ of the meth related damage and
repair costs to HNZ, including copies of test results, meth test reports and recommendations for decontamination,along with
copies of the evidence that HNZ used to hold the people in question accountable?

4/ What compensation payouts are likely to be made to the parties who were wrongly held accountable for these particular losses?

Yours faithfully,

Miles Stratford

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Very cheeky, given the due date was yesterday.

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Dear Miles

 

On behalf of Housing New Zealand, please find attached its full response
to your OIA request dated 4 December 2018. Also attached are four sets of
pdf documents, which contain the information your requested in your Q3.

 

 

 
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