Peter Lewis asks whether doubling down on Government controls, regulations, imposed costs and tax penalties are the answer to a ‘broken’ housing market?
Rent control is back. 93% of economists say it rewards a few privileged beneficiaries (often not the ones who really need help) but is bad for most others.
There is growing pressure for landlords to provide some sort of pastoral care to tenants. Peter Lewis analyses landlord obligations, both moral & social…
Associate housing minister Kris Faafoi has turned a blind eye to the harm that the ‘no-cause eviction’ ban will have on tenants, neighbours and landlords.
The unintended consequences of Government proposals to remove 90-day notice terminations… great for feral tenants; terrible for Sandra and other victims. Guest post by Peter Lewis
Turns out a key government policy and ongoing push to end no-cause terminations is based on zero data. Zip, nada, nichts, none! This smoking gun email…
Hardly a day goes by without someone moaning about the cost of renting a house. But owning a rental property isn’t just sunshine and rainbows. Here’s why… Guest post by Peter Lewis
Labour has finally abandoned its flawed KiwiBuild target. Is it the death knell for first-home buyers, or could there be a glimmer of hope, asks Olly? It built houses where first-home buyers don’t live, like Wanaka, at prices first-home buyers can’t afford, like $650,000, so it’s no surprise Labour has abandoned its KiwiBuild target.
As if we needed more proof of this Government’s war on landlords, its new Careless Damage Law has set the scene for worsening tenant-landlord relations. It started with a pot of boiling oil and finished with new laws passed this week. First the boiling oil.
Trade Me reports rising rents and hot demand for dwindling supply of rentals. Have Government rules had unintended, but entirely predictable, consequences?
The Greens “Big Reveal” that a rent-to-own scheme will solve our housing shortage suits the party of recycling & global warming. It’s just old hat reheated.