Peeing poodles leave the rented couple with a bill of $ 10,000 after a lengthy lawsuit over whether peeing & # 39; intentionally & # 39; used to be
- The couple is ordered to pay $ 10,000 to the owner for damage to the Auckland home
- They entered the house in April 2017 and said the dogs were clean
- When the couple left later that year, Gary Guo found great damage
- Mr and Mrs Guo went to court to determine whether the damage was intentional
Peeing poodles have left a rental couple with a $ 10,000 bill after a lengthy lawsuit over whether the peeing & # 39; intentionally & # 39; used to be.
When tenants Grant and Lara Korck entered the house in Titirangi, Auckland in April 2017, they claimed that their two dogs were house-trained.
The couple moved the house in December that year and owner Gary Guo thought the carpet had suffered a lot of damage, NZ Herald reported.
A lengthy lawsuit took place about who had to pay the bill and whether the contamination complied with the legal definition of & # 39; intentional & # 39; damage.
Peeing poodles have left a couple with a $ 10,000 bill after a lengthy lawsuit over whether peeing & # 39; intentionally & # 39; laundry (stock image)
The court ruled in the first instance that the damage to the carpets was not intentional, as a result of which Guo would appeal the decision to the High Court.
Mr. Guo argued that the judge could not comment on the tenants' claim that the dogs were trained for the house.
Earlier this month, Justice Tracey Walker discovered that the Court of Justice had shown an error of law in coming to the conclusion.
& # 39; The question is – does this include damage that, according to Korcks, almost certainly happened because it occurred permanently, although it was not the intended outcome? & # 39; Justice Walker said.
& # 39; In other words, by keeping the pet's poodles in the house if, given their past behavior, it was certain that they would perform natural bodily functions and damage the carpet, should the resulting damage be considered as intentionally caused? & # 39;
The High Court also referred to the extent of the damage and suggested that the tenants did not do enough to prevent the pets from relieving themselves indoors.
& # 39; It is also reasonable to conclude that after a few episodes from the dogs inside, the Korcks knew that further damage was certain if the dogs stayed inside, & # 39; said Justice Walker.
The tenants were ordered by the court to pay $ 10,000 to Mr. Guo for the damage and $ 1180 to the Supreme Court for compensation.
When tenants Grant and Lara Korck entered the house in Titirangi, Auckland in April 2017, they claimed that their two dogs were house-trained. The couple moved the house in December that year as part of a mutual agreement, but owner Gary Guo felt that the carpet had suffered major damage (stock image)
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