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$200m spend on ‘homelessness’ no solution to rental shortage

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 4:25 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

The $200 million allocated to Housing First today has no plan for extra housing and is welfare dressed up as solving the housing crisis, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Rental property child hospitalisation claim contradicted

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 12:41 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

Housing Minister Phil Twyford justified the launch of costly new rental property standards in February by saying “6000 children are admitted each year for ‘housing-sensitive hospitalisations’” but, when questioned, two Ministries provided contradictory ... More >>

No capital gains tax a relief for owners and tenants

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:50 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

Rental property owners and tenants will be relieved that pressure from hundreds of thousands of voters and taxpayers forced the ideologically-driven Prime Minister to drop the ideologically-driven capital gains tax, Tenancies War spokesman Mike ... More >>

Tech firm: Test rental properties before spending on heating

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:42 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Housing Minister Phil Twyford should heed a warning from tech firm Tether that if rental property owners don’t monitor the warmth and ventilation performance of their properties, they risk spending thousands of dollars on upgrades they don't ... More >>

Bad time for costly rental property standards

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 1:59 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

A housing shortage is the wrong time to whack rental property owners with thousands of dollars of additional compliance requirements, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Capital gains tax plan not geared for capital losses

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 3:48 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

The fact that the Tax Working Group wants to ring-fence capital losses shows that they haven’t come to grips with how a proposed capital gains tax would work when assets are losing value, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

What evidence-based ‘healthy home’ standards look like

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:15 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Evidence-based rental property standards would require ceiling insulation to the 1978 standard, no sub-floor insulation, and nothing more, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

116,000 loss-making rental property owners may sell

Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:20 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Confirmation from Inland Revenue last week that 116,000 owners declared a loss on earnings in the 2016/17 tax year shows that ring-fencing of tax losses for rental properties could soon result in 116,000 fewer rentals, Tenancies War spokesman Mike ... More >>

Subfloor insulation in rentals a costly mistake

Monday, 21 January 2019, 1:10 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

A requirement to install subfloor insulation in rental properties should go and owners who have installed it under threat should be compensated, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Evidence undermines insulation standards, $4000 penalty

Monday, 14 January 2019, 11:58 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Evidence provided to the Government undermines both current rental property insulation requirements and makes a mockery of a $4000 penalty for non-compliance, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Cherished ‘damp rental’ beliefs rubbished

Monday, 17 December 2018, 8:53 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Fewer than 3 percent of tenants find their homes cold and damp, the World Health Organisation did not recommend a healthy temperature, and client-friendly research helped understate the costs of heating and insulation proposals for rental property, ... More >>

Impact of rental property tax change could be huge

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:34 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

The impact of a law-change to ring-fence rental property tax losses could be huge and sudden because owners absorbing loss with no prospect of gain will sell, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Auckland meeting on tenancy law change, standards

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:32 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A panel discussion on proposed changes to tenancy law and extra standards for rental property will take place in Auckland on Sunday, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Extra rental standards to cost $7000 per house

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:01 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Papers obtained last week under the Official Information Act show that up to $7000 of extra spending may be required for each of the 588,700 rental properties in New Zealand and that this will have little benefit, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler ... More >>

Tenancy fee shows failure of letting-fee ban

Monday, 19 November 2018, 9:43 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

The speedy appearance of tenancy fees shows that the attempt to legislate letting fees out of existence has failed, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Heavy opposition to tenancy proposals

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:34 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A 92-response snapshot survey circulated among property groups shows heavy opposition to proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Three-strikes tenancy proposal no help

Monday, 29 October 2018, 10:50 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A three-strikes proposal to end tenancies offered by the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation is of little use to either owners or tenants, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Owners not consulted directly on tenancy reforms

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 11:10 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Why were the owners of New Zealand’s 588,700 rental properties not consulted on draconian proposals on tenancy law and extra housing standards when Tenancy Services holds the contact details of every owner who has lodged a bond, Tenancies War spokesman ... More >>

Tenancy reforms miss the main point -- unpaid rent

Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:23 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Evidence obtained on Friday under the Official Information Act shows that Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s tenancy law tinkering misses the main issue, which is unpaid rent, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Complaints show problem with heaters in rentals

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:52 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Complaints that 15,000 heaters installed in Housing New Zealand properties don’t heat give the appearance of an epic blunder and show a problem with forcing private rental property owners to provide heaters, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said ... More >>

 

 

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