Rent claim for Hutt power station fails

Last updated 13:45 20/04/2012

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A property company's bid to claim rent for an 11 kilovolt electricity switching station has failed.

The station, known as the "Naenae kiosk", was built by the Hutt Valley Electric Power Board in 1957 to service the then fledgling suburb of Naenae.

The kiosk is at 408 Cambridge Tce, Lower Hutt, one of  70 former Housing Corporation properties Ryan Property Investments bought as a "job lot" in 2000.

It was not until later that the company realised the kiosk was within the boundary of one of the properties.

Last year Ryan Property began a claim alleging that the kiosk either belonged to it and it was due rent for its use, or it wanted rent for the use of its land.

However a High Court judge has turned down both claims made against Wellington Electricity Lines Ltd.

Justice Joe Williams decided the lines company owned the kiosk and Ryan Property was not entitled to charge rent.

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