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    Unfortunately many try to bring this down to a simple one side or the other at fault.
    As always with these things the truth is much more complex.
    Sure there are some bad houses.
    LL will say they meet a market because people choose to live there - often that is not the case, people live there because there is nothing else.
    LL will say it is the tenants and it often is.
    So we have good tenants and good landlords and bad tenants and bad landlords all mixed up.

    Some LL need to be run out of business and some tenants need serious help to sort their issues - none of this will happen with regulation.

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    What's the guesstimate figure for the number of rentals in NZ? I've seen it bandied about, but can't recall the figure. My qustion is, what is a survey of 600 as a percentage of residential dwellings in NZ and how reasonable is it to extrapolate those results over NZ's entire residential rental stock?
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    If there's anywhere that could use minimum insulation standards it's Dunedin, that's for sure. Cold and wet homes all over the show.

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    If tenants have such an awful time of it - then why are 91% of tribunal applications bought by home providers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC View Post
    If tenants have such an awful time of it - then why are 91% of tribunal applications bought by home providers?
    General wisdom is that tenants are scared to raise issue in case they get evicted in retaliation.

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    Remembering my time as a scarfie... I was barely capable of finding my way to class on time. Knowing my right as a tenant, collecting evidence of an issue, presenting a case... nah. I suspect if a student did press a claim it's because their parents drove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    General wisdom is that tenants are scared to raise issue in case they get evicted in retaliation.
    General what? Gossip, hearsay, scuttlebut, dirt-dishing, rumour-mopnering etc., would be more like it.
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    Pretty sure it's more that students are trying to figure out how to make baked beans and (if there's a girlfriend involved) do laundry. I lived in a crappy wet house for a year at uni, it was normal. I'm not saying it was a good situation, but we certainly didn't know anything and there were a lot less houses. That was early 2000's, I hear it's better now.
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    What's the rent now compared to crappy house back then?
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