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View Poll Results: Are You Going to Make Submission?

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

    4 23.53%
  • A very brief one

    7 41.18%
  • Long, lengthy & detailed

    4 23.53%
  • Yes, and if an option, I'll be asking to be heard in person.

    2 11.76%
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  1. #341
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    Default Landlords Recoiling from Regulation

    NZ population is now increasing at 14 people for every new rental property, up from 4 people between 2000-2012 (The black line in the chart below). Landlords are no longer creating enough rental properties to house the growing number of people in New Zealand. That includes Kainga Ora (Housing NZ).

    http://listings.jonette.co.nz/posts/...66bc-587747757

    The laws being railroaded through are unbelievable. Where does such nonsense come from? Darkest Russia?
    Another disaster for LLs & tenants.
    The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary - Fred Wilson.

  2. #342
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    I'm inclining to the view that Minister Faafoi's proposals in his Bill are largely going to fail. There has been a lot of publicity and most of it is anti. That also happened with the CGT, and Lo! There was a Captain's Call.

    This time it might be a cabin boy's squeak from Minister Faafoi.

    And in any case there is a lot more to come from Judith Collins on these and earlier changes. She will not be taking prisoners.

  3. #343
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    Default I Hope You're Right.

    Quote Originally Posted by artemis View Post
    Judith Collins will not be taking prisoners.
    Execution at dawn will be entirely appropriate for many of the socio-commie-klowns parasitising NZ's productive economy.
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  4. #344
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    Default OMG - Someone Noticed Rents Going Up!

    National says cutting red tape will bolster businesses
    9 Mar 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff
    National says its "regulations bonfire" will support businesses facing the threat of Covid-19. And it planned to start with heating regulations for rental homes, rental laws, changes to the Overseas Investment Act, and rules governing music teachers.

    At the announcement of the first of its five-part economic plan on Monday morning, National leader Simon Bridges said the party would repeal Labour's proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancy Act, which included limiting rent increases every 12 months, allowing pets on a property without the LL's permission and rules allowing modifications to be made without the LL's permission.

    "When you add on the cost and compliance and the ability to prosecute landlords all we've seen what happen is rents go up and up and up. "We want to clear that away. We want less red tape and regulations for LLs."
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  5. #345
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    'The first regulations National says it will scrap:

    Rental standards prescribing heating output on qualifying heaters
    Rental standards prescribing the location of heaters to be supplied by the landlord
    Rental regulations which replicate or expand on standards already in the Building Code
    Rules - yet to be introduced - which make it difficult to remove problematic tenants
    Provisions - yet to be introduced - restricting landlords to only raise rents every 12 months
    Provisions - yet to be introduced - giving Government Departments powers to inspect rental properties
    Provisions - yet to be introduced - allowing tenants to add minor fittings and improvements to rental properties without landlord permission'

    Oh, and the Music Teachers Act. Who knew?

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political...p-bridges-says

  6. #346
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    National will do blah, blah, blah...
    Yeah right. When did I hear all that before? Oh that's right - the last time they did exactly nothing.
    The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary - Fred Wilson.

  7. #347
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    Default Last Call




    Last call for submissions to save your rental


    The more than one million New Zealanders involved in rental property, renters and owners alike, should speak out against drastic changes to tenancy law being made during the Covid-19 scare, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today.

    There are three days left to make a submission against changes to the Residential Tenancies Act that mean:

    1. Owners will be unable to end any tenancy, either fixed or periodic, except by selling the property, living in it, doing a renovation, or by seeking the permission of the Tenancy Tribunal while providing evidence of breaches.

    2. Breaches such as unpaid rent or threatening anti-social behaviour will take three months to resolve.

    3. Fines of up to $7200 for 87 breaches have been levied, 73 of which target owners.

    These measures penalise 290,000 private rental property owners, many of whom might consequently sell.

    In addition, these measures will immediately make it tougher for around one million renters, because the proposed measures will mean that:

    1. Fewer private rental properties will increase demand and raise rents even further.

    2. Getting rid of threatening, anti-social tenants will now take at least three months.

    3. Applicants with a tarnished credit or rental history won't get a flat or a house in the private sector and face going on the long waiting list for a State house.

    The Government should put this bill on hold rather than push through radical changes under the cover of the Covid-19 crisis.

    But in the meantime, renters and owners alike should submit against this bill today.

    Submissions close at midnight on Wednesday, March 25. Go here to make your submission.

    Click here to read a plain-language description of the contents of the bill as well as an analysis of the likely unintended consequences.

    Click (or tap) here to read the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

    Stop the War on Tenancies is a group that - since October 2018 - has been highlighting the evidence that successive governments have ignored while creating problematic private and public rental property policy.

    Contact:
    Mike Butler 27-277 7295
    [email protected]
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  8. #348

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    Well I have made my submission, glad I left to the last minute so could then also comment that the submission was fairly redundant due to today's "emergency" legislation, which what a surprise was completely 1-sided in tenants favour yet again. Have already had 1 tenant wanting rent reductions...

  9. #349
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    Default Gnats or Gnawers?



    Would Muller undo Labour's rental property errors?

    Since any promises made by former National Party leader Simon Bridges are effectively void, the new leader, Todd Muller, should tell New Zealand's 290,000 residential rental property owners whether he supports Labour's disastrous experiments or whether he intends to restore some sanity to the sector.

    Currently, the sector remains frozen under the Covid-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act which over-rode previous tenancy termination agreements, extended the period of allowed unpaid rent from 21 days to 60 days, and imposed a $6500 fine on any owners who put a foot wrong.

    During the lockdown, the Government continued pushing through changes to the Residential Tenancies Act which:

    1. Require 118 days of unpaid rent before the Tenancy Tribunal may end a tenancy because of unpaid rent. Currently, 21 days' arrears are sufficient to end a tenancy.

    2. Require three disturbances in three months before the Tenancy Tribunal could end a tenancy because of anti-social behaviour.

    3. Remove a property owner's contractual right to end a tenancy – the 90-day so-called no-cause termination.

    Before the election, rental property owners would like to know whether a National Party under Mr Muller would vote against those amendments.

    We are not the only group to say that the current Government's housing policies have been a rolling maul of incompetence.

    1. KiwiBuild promised 100,000 new homes in a decade yet in three years was only able to deliver 1535 houses.

    2. The waiting list for state houses reached a whopping 16,309 applicants by March 31 this year, more than double the number when the coalition government was formed in 2017.

    3. Changed tax rules hit in March 31 this year. This ring-fencing of rental property losses could tip a further 116,000 negatively geared owners out of the sector, according to documents obtained under the Official Information Act.

    4. Expensive and poorly conceived regulations on rental properties presented as guaranteeing a "healthy home" brought a regime of spot checks, narking, and massive fines on owners. This will drive more out of the sector once they take effect in the middle of next year.

    If Mr Muller becomes Prime Minister, would he:

    1. Work with the private sector to build homes.

    2. Work with rather than against rental property owners to increase the supply of housing.

    3. Revisit the so-called "healthy homes" regulations as his predecessor promised. The regulations should be changed from rules that carry substantial penalties to recommendations. The standards should also be widened to include other methods to reach the recommended goals (such as shower domes instead of extractor fans). Standards for housing are nothing new and have existed here since 1947 under the Housing Improvement Regulations.


    Stop the War on Tenancies is a group that since October 2018 has been highlighting the failures of successive governments while creating rental property policy and law.

    Contact:
    Mike Butler 27-277 7295
    [email protected]
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