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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 >>

Minister, there is an economic reason for letting fees

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:16 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A claim by Housing Minister Phil Twyford that letting fees were unfair and had no economic rationale shows naivete unbefitting of a Minister, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Why don’t trashed tenancies lead to jail time?

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 3:22 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

A series of high-profile cases of trashed rental properties raises the question of why the perpetrators manage to avoid jail time for wilful damage, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Govt should heed rental property owners selling up

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:59 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A headline today saying “Bay of Plenty landlords pull out of property market over new tenant rights” is evidence of the likely impact of new requirements in tenancy law and standards, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Owners and insurers need compensation after meth fiasco

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:22 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Owners forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars refurbishing rental properties based on a discredited methamphetamine test deserve compensation, as do their insurers, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Rental property questions the Govt refuses to ask

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:39 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

The Government fails to address some key questions while proposing sweeping changes to tenancy law and rental property standards, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

 

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