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    Default Labour 'policy to make life better for renters'

    According to Audrey Young in the Herald, plan is to make it harder to terminate tenancies if property is being sold. We await the announcement with interest.


    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11916127

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    If this gets in before the insulation deadline it could create some good fun for all those LL's hoping to flip their rentals without insulation.

    Can't kick out the tenant in time, new onwers wanting vacant possession, tenants taking LL to TT for insulation....

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    The last 2 sentences are good:
    Gang members on a benefit who could not explain expensive assets would have their welfare cancelled.

    A new criminal charge would be created for contaminating rental properties through drug manufacturing.
    Don't see how they relate to the other changes though.

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    Eliminating letting fees will hurt a lot of PM businesses. They will need to up their fees or charge the owner... which will increase rents. Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    Eliminating letting fees will hurt a lot of PM businesses. They will need to up their fees or charge the owner... which will increase rents. Again.
    Yep, these things always hurt the end user, in this case the renter.

    Funny how the socialists never seem to cotton on to this.

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    As a landlord I would not agree to double bond in exchange for tenant making minor alterations and reinstating the original at the end of the tenancy. I foresee any number of hassles, arguments and TT cases with that. Where is the benefit to the landlord of collecting 8 weeks bond? I can see none.

    The policies, if implemented, will have one or two unintended consequences.

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    Agree Artemis, I also don't like this one:
    "and require the formula for rental increases to be specified in the rental agreement"

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    According to Radio NZ today VUW law lecturer Mark Bennett, under Labour's policy, fixed term tenancies will be able to be terminated at the end of the term without (additional) cause.

    He also said that periodic tenancies could be terminated with 90 days notice as long as 'some kind of reason is given'.

    Although he may be correct on both counts under current law, seems unlikely that would be acceptable to Labour in terms of their policy.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/playe...o_id=201857174

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemis View Post
    Although he may be correct on both counts under current law, seems unlikely that would be acceptable to Labour in terms of their policy.
    Where did you get that idea? Straight from the horses mouth she said under Labor's policy LL's could not give 90 days notice without reason. She gave no indication that there would be any additional limitations to those reasons. Any breach of the TA would be sufficient grounds.


 

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