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Rental Housing

Rental Housing

I know other parties have discussed a WOF for rental properties but that doesn't mean we can't come up with a policy for it as well. Property rent guides by suburb already exist, how about anything 5% higher than the current level incurs an inspection? How about a hotline for reporting underpar properties? How about licensing ALL property managers/real estate agents with a binding contract with professional standards and ethics and clearly defined penalties for breaking these? While I'm on it, there has to be a penalty for leaving houses empty beyond a reasonable time and for land/house banking in areas experiencing housing shortages.

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    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with interesting 2016-12-02 21:13:29 +1300
    • Lawrence Upson
      commented 2016-12-02 05:17:09 +1300
      Wholeheartedly support a rental WOF. Also +1 to the idea of a hotline, and +1 to property manager licensing. However I disagree with any empty-house penalties, there may be other ways to approach large scale or serial housebanking without encroaching on landowner sovereignty. I am a strong believer in owner-governs-use landholding.
    • Lawrence Upson
      tagged this with important 2016-12-02 05:17:09 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-30 11:02:45 +1300
      WOW for rental housing is one way to prevent speculators from damaging the economy through house inflation. If speculators know they will be held to standard then they will be less likely to buy without careful consideration of what is required for tenancy. The housing that falls into disrepair therefore becomes a target for first home owners (and a chance to add value via renovation)
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-29 21:13:19 +1300
      I have experience in building improvement and ROI. Essentially the complexities of trying to get a return for a renter within a lease wrecks the investment decision. We do nee legislation to force owners to invest in insulation, energy efficient lighting . This also applies to industrial lighting in manufacturing and distribution centres. Inefficient haligen lights are on all day in commericial buildings.
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with important 2016-11-29 21:13:18 +1300
    • Sue Rine
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-29 18:41:34 +1300
    • Jeanette Garnett
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 14:03:00 +1300
    • Jeanette Garnett
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-29 14:02:39 +1300