Govt’s war on poor continues

BY ACT at 14 September, 2018


 

“The Government continues to push policies that will hurt the poor, with Housing Minister Phil Twyford all but admitting today that tenants will pay higher rents as a result of his ‘Healthy Homes’ red tape”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

In response to an oral question from Mr Seymour, Twyford admitted that landlords aren’t making excessive profits.

 

“If that is the case, it means they can’t absorb the additional costs of his


Rental red tape will push up housing costs

BY ACT at 5 September, 2018


 

Renters in cities like Auckland and Wellington will be paying higher rents as a result of Phil Twyford’s proposed ‘Healthy Homes Standards’, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“NZIER’s cost-benefit analysis of the new standards notes ‘landlords facing the cumulative cost of complying with several standards may face costs up to around $10,000 for an average sized New Zealand house’.

 

“It goes on to say that the ‘tighter the rental supply relative to