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Bond and Eviction

Landlords may require a bond that will be used to cover any unpaid rent or damages you cause. This money must be refunded after the end of the rental agreement. The landlord, however, may deduct the cost of any repairs that he or she has to make, other than maintenance from normal wear and tear.

Troubleshooting

You have several courses of action available to you if your landlord is not living up to his or her legal responsibilities. If you’re in New Zealand the best place to go for information about your and your landlord’s rights and responsibilities is http://www.dbh.govt.nz/tenants-index. You can find information about renting in Fiji here.

Eviction

Hopefully your rental experience will not include an eviction. But if you don't pay your rent, don't live up to your end of the lease agreement or refuse to leave at the end of the lease, your landlord may evict you.

Check the site listed above for more information about what happens if you are evicted.