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Security of Tenure - rental property

Security of Tenure - rental property

Security of tenure in a rental property is important and an excellent idea but your proposal to restrict a landlords ability to evict for non payment of rent or damage is ridiculous, Both parties have obligations not just the landlord - who by the way may well be a hard working kiwi like the tenant. Create a long term instrument to give security by all means but get rid of that one sided idea.

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    • Timothy Monck-mason
      commented 2017-06-09 18:58:50 +1200
      I would support long term rental housing like Europe has, but private landlords won’t provide it. Rental returns alone are too low, cut their ability to later achieve decent market price and you’ll kill it. And sorry but there are tenants who cannot be evicted as are not THAT bad but who’s lack of care costs too much in maintenance so landlords must have right to not offer new lease.
      Social housing needs to be established, dunno how after so many years of neglect.
      Other forms of new housing must be encouraged. Like the housing cooperatives in Waitakare and opening in Dunedin.
    • Timothy Monck-mason
      tagged this with i have the same idea 2017-06-09 18:58:50 +1200
    • chris pendleton
      published this page in How would you make families thrive 2017-03-14 17:08:29 +1300