"We don't have to follow the generic patterns of day to day life as we know it."
With more than 450,000 Kiwis renting their homes, there has to be a few bad apples.
Although he "frankly admitted" the breaches, he said he felt sorry for his friends.
Major Campbell Roberts says New Zealand is now at breaking point.
The Government put in a six-month freeze on all rent hikes on March 25.
There was growth in all 16 major centres.
Dunedin had the strongest annual growth.
The Tenancy Tribunal said the price hike was unreasonable.
Ray White said it could charge $100 more rent than a private landlord.