Tenant sells landlord's furniture for $6000 on Facebook

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A woman in New Zealand has been caught flogging more than $6000 worth of her landlord’s furniture.

Joana Filipaina had been renting the south Auckland home in Manukau before she moved out in November, New Zealand news outlet Stuff reported.

On the same day the tenancy ended her landlord carried out an exit inspection to find the property almost empty.

A huge number of items were allegedly missing from across the apartment including the fridge, washing machine, dryer, console table, and swivel chair.

The tribunal heard that Ms Filipaina had sold the items from inside her rented property on Facebook. Source: Getty
The tribunal heard that Ms Filipaina had sold the items from inside her rented property on Facebook. Source: Getty (file photo).

In the bedroom, a mattress, mattress protector, bedhead, bedside table and wardrobe shelves had also disappeared.

Even the shower head had been taken off.

The Tenancy Tribunal in its findings said Ms Filipaina admitted in a text message to selling the goods on Facebook. The tribunal ordered her to pay the landlord for all of the items she sold, and for their installation, as well as the repair work for extensive damage she caused to the property.

As part of the proceedings, the tribunal heard that a toilet seat had been broken and that holes, tagging and scrape marks had been found along the walls.

A dock lock was also damaged as well as the alcove of the apartment.

While the tribunal found that some of the damage was fair wear and tear, it claimed that most of it was intentional.

All up, Ms Filipaina will have to repay $6,985 to her landlord.

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