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  • You are joking, right? I wouldn't waste my time.

    4 23.53%
  • A very brief one

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  1. #111
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    Default Morons United Under Labour

    If ever you entertained the slightest doubt that Dhil Twitford was a complete, total and utter moron, look no further than the item quoted below.

    Housing Minister Phil Twyford's reforms likely to raise rents, officials warn
    24 Sep 2018
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff
    Housing Minister Phil Twyford's package of tenancy law reforms would likely drive up rents by causing some landladies to get out of the market, officials have told him. They said that while most of the tenancy law overhaul and other changes to the rental market considered by the Government would not have much of an effect on their own, their cumulative weight could lead some landladies to sell their properties to owner-occupiers.

    Because owner-occupiers typically have less people in a house than renters, this could lead to a further shortage in rental properties - and higher rents. Twyford said the advice was "only a scenario" and he "wasn't assuming that is going to happen."
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  2. #112
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    Default Well, Who'd've Guessed It? Not Dhil, That's For Sure!

    Shock! Horror!

    NZ weekly rent hits a record high in August - Trade Me
    25 Sep 2018
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff
    Rents continue to rise around New Zealand, pushed up by a shortage of properties and tenants trying to get in before the summer rush, Trade Me says. The country's median weekly rent in August was up 6.7 per cent on a year ago, at a record high $480. "Over winter demand has kept prices high and we're watching with interest to see what they'll do in summer. We suspect they're going to jump to new heights in the New Year."
    Well done! Another own-goal by the intellectually-barren Neanderthaler, Dhil Twitford.
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  3. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    Well done! Another own-goal by the intellectually-barren Neanderthaler, Dhil Twitford.
    Rents have been going up for ages haven't they but now they're attributed to Twitford?
    Whose fault was it before?

  4. #114
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    NZ weekly rent hits a record high in August - Trade Me

    Well done! Another own-goal by the intellectually-barren Neanderthaler, Dhil Twitford.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    Rents have been going up for ages haven't they but now they're attributed to Twitford?
    Whose fault was it before?
    My comment was in relation to "record high" and Dhil Twitford's blithe presumption that his advisory officials have got everything wrong.

    How this is all going to shake out is guesswork. My guess is that the net result will be unintended consequences - being bad consequences for many tenants.
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  5. #115
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    SUBMIT AGAINST ABSURD STANDARDS FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES

    A heating standard proposed by the Winston Peters - Jacinda Ardern government of NZ that presumes occupants of rental properties are in peril if the temperature falls below 18C is absurd.

    The Helen Clark Government help tip itself out of power 10 years ago when it set about legislating on shower heads.

    As owners of rental properties, you should tell MBIE what you think of the new standards proposed for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture control and draught-stopping.

    Be warned, the Government wants every owner to spend up to $10,000 on each dwelling and this will be paid for by tenants.

    The online submission questions provided by the Government seek narrowly focussed responses that force you to choose between accepting new, expensive options and new even-more-expensive options. There is no option to choose to continue with the status quo.

    An analysis of the standards shows that they are probably already being met in most rental properties and there is no need to spend so much on each rental dwelling.

    Please click here to see why. (At the bottom of the page, you'll see: Downloadable Submission Question Form: Standards Submission questions.)

    Print out, then complete the submission document and mail it in to the supplied address.

    Don't delay - do it now.
    Last edited by Perry; 26-09-2018 at 10:06 PM.
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  6. #116
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    Default Ground Control to Major Phil

    Napier rental squeeze leaves families in 'absolute desperation'
    26 Sep 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Radio NZ
    A Napier property investord who posted an advertisement for a one-bedroom unit on TradeMe got more than 900 inquiries within 24 hours. "We pulled it because we got 946 replies... I honestly couldn't believe there were that many people wanting a place." "We put in the ad that it was not suitable for families or children, but they were quite willing to say the kids can sleep in the bedroom and we'll sleep in the lounge."

    Hawke's Bay Properties director Dee Penno was not surprised. "There is just absolute desperation out there," she said. "You get all these applicants and how do you pick? Which desperate person do you pick?" More than 200 inquiries had already been made in response to a current TradeMe ad for a one-bedroom flat in the Napier suburb of Maraenui, available for $260 a week.

    Prospective tenants would often offer more than the advertised price in order to secure a home, Ms Penno said. "And I also have people that ring up literally two minutes after I've listed it wanting to see the house before anyone else, begging down the phone." Proposed new requirements for rental properties, such as insulation and heating, would make the situation worse, Ms Penno said.

    A lot of landlords had sold up over the last 18 months, because of the buoyant market in Hawke's Bay, she said. And she predicted it would only get worse, if stricter requirements for rental properties came into force. "It is scaring a lot of landlords off... and I think we will see a lot of Mum and Dad investors with one rental property saying 'this is too hard, we're out'," she said. Hawke's Bay rents had risen the fastest in the country, jumping 14 percent in the last year to a record high of $480 in August, according to figures from TradeMe.
    But, don't worry: Dhil Twitford said that such prospects were "advice from officials" that was "only a scenario" and Dhil "wasn't assuming that is going to happen."

    Phil the dill - lost and all at sea.
    Last edited by Perry; 26-09-2018 at 10:25 PM.
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    SUBMIT TO RETAIN RIGHT TO END TENANCIES

    A government proposal to prevent owners from ending tenancies would make some rental properties unmanageable should lawless tenants take over.

    Most tenancies are problem-free but there is a small group that attracts the police and they would be impossible to evict should the proposal become law.

    The only way to end such tenancies would be to take evidence of disruptive behaviour to the Tenancy Tribunal, but disruptive tenants could intimidate witnesses into silence which means the owner or manager would be unable to end the disruption.

    The first to be disadvantaged by a ban on ending tenancies are the neighbours of those lawless tenants who can’t be moved on.

    Owners of rental property should speak out against the proposed changes to tenancy law that will:

    • prevent owners from ending tenancies
    • ban fixed-term tenancies
    • allow tenants to modify a property
    • allow tenants to keep pets
    • enable Government officials to enter boarding houses at any time.


    The current Government does not understand that owners and tenants are in a tenancy together, and an extra problem for one party means extra problems for everyone.

    The online submission questions provided by the Government are biased to exclude any support for the status quo.

    The questions have reformulated to enable balance between the rights and responsibilities of both owners and tenants.

    Please print out and complete the reformulated submission document and mail it to the address supplied.

    Don't delay - do it now.

    Look for . . .
    Downloadable Submission Question Form: Tenancy Reform Submission questions
    . . . at the bottom of the page.
    Last edited by Perry; 27-09-2018 at 04:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    The online submission questions provided by the Government are biased to exclude any support for the status quo.
    There are a few questions where they ask 'do you want this or that' and there isn't an option for 'neither - keep it as it is'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    There are a few questions where they ask 'do you want this or that' and there isn't an option for 'neither - keep it as it is'.
    You put that in the context of your answer.

    There is a "no-cause" phrase which they used. I prefaced each of my answers with:

    I dispute the wording “no-cause” There is always a reason to issue termination notifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keys View Post
    There is always a reason to issue termination notifications.
    Agreed. Strongly.


 

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