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Holler v Osaki: The careless tenant exonerated

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dc.contributor.author Tsai, Po-En
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T02:34:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T23:06:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T02:34:29Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T23:06:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20852
dc.description.abstract The author examines the New Zealand Court of Appeal’s reasoning in Holler v Osaki [2016] NZCA 130. The Court held exoneration provisions in the Property Law Act 2007 were general principles of law so could be read into the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and found no inconsistency between the two statutes. This decision means residential tenants can be exonerated from accidental, careless or negligent damage liability under certain circumstances. The author discusses provisions in the Property Law Act 2007 which are more likely to be general principles of law – instead of exoneration provisions – which the Court failed to consider. Inconsistencies between the Property Law Act 2007 and Residential Tenancies Act 1986 are identified and an in-depth analysis of the legislative background of both statutes is carried out using a purposive approach to interpretation. The author states the Court’s decision could fairly be described as instrumentalist. While policy considerations may support the outcome, the two key legal issues were answered incorrectly by the Court. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Residential en_NZ
dc.subject Tenant en_NZ
dc.subject Exoneration en_NZ
dc.subject Holler v Osaki en_NZ
dc.subject Residential tenancies en_NZ
dc.title Holler v Osaki: The careless tenant exonerated en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180104 Civil Law and Procedure en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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