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ACT’s Stand Against War On Landlords Welcomed

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 9:28 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

ACT’s promise to reverse this year's Residential Tenancies Act changes and temporarily prohibit new regulations is welcome, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. ACT leader David Seymour said: “I’ve seen some stupid policy before but it’s ... More >>

Glad To See Collins Counter The Green War On Landlords

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 12:43 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

About 290,000 voting residential landlords would welcome National leader Judith Collins’ confirmation that she would tear up the new tenancy standards and law, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. National has labelled the new measures ... More >>

Please Vote Against Tenancy Law Changes

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 8:56 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Today, all MPs should vote against flawed amendments to residential rental tenancy law proposed by the Labour and Green parties, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler asked today. The second reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendment bill is set ... More >>

Will The Nats Correct Labour’s Rental Property Errors?

Monday, 20 July 2020, 10:31 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Will the National Party under Judith Collins vote against Labour’s flawed proposed amendments to residential rental tenancy law and correct the rules and penalties to do with rental property standards, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler asked today. ... More >>

Would Muller Undo Labour’s Rental Property Errors?

Monday, 25 May 2020, 12:39 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

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 ... More >>

Submit And Vote Against Radical Tenancy Changes

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 6:21 pm | Stop the War on Tenancies

New Zealand’s 290,000 rental property owners should resist radical changes to the Residential Tenancies Act both by submission and by vote in this year’s election, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. The current government has the despicable ... More >>

Damage, meth tinkering, tangles tenancy law

Friday, 26 July 2019, 11:20 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Political meddling with the Residential Tenancies Act regarding damage to rental properties, meth contamination, and living in garages, has just made tenancy law more complex and litigious, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today More >>

Loss ring-fencing ups war on renters and owners

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 11:26 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

The largely unreported end of the ability of rental property owners to claim losses against other income shows that the Government is unaware of the scale of the problem it is creating with accommodation, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today More >>

Hopefully pragmatism will replace Twyford’s agendas

Friday, 28 June 2019, 9:41 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

Tenants and owners may hope that some pressure may have gone now that Phil Twyford is no longer Housing Minister, paying the price for the political embarrassment that KiwiBuild became, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

The crisis the Housing Minister created

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 11:23 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A report yesterday of a woman, 86, moving because of a 73 percent rent hike illustrates the crisis created by Housing Minister Phil Twyford, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Build-to-rent another expense for taxpayers

Friday, 14 June 2019, 9:52 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

If Housing Minister Phil Twyford could do a few basic calculations, he would know that the “build-to-rent” proposal he is looking at would require substantial Government financial support and guarantees to get off the ground, Tenancies War ... More >>

$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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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