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Housing - Rental Controls

ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

Enable beneficiaries who are tenants to have their rent deducted at source, if they so choose.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Bradford

Ensuring there continues to be a public role in the provision of affordable housing at a rent of no more than 25% of household income
Shifting the standard tenancy conditions towards more secure and predictable tenure arrangements and provide a simple legal framework for long-term tenancies as well as short-term tenancies

New Zealand Labour Party Hon David Parker

Continue to charge low-income state tenants no more than 25% of their income in rent.
Maintain the Accommodation Supplement, as enhanced through the Working for Families package
Invest in a significant but achievable building programme to expand the state housing stock and reduce waiting times.
Ensure that the rentals paid by organisations that rent these properties are set on a sustainable and affordable basis

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Gerry Brownlee

Maintain the Accommodation Supplement.
Conclude the review of the Residential Tenancy Act.

New Zealand First Pita Paraone

Review the Residential Tenancy Act and to ensure that it is equitable to both the landlord and the tenant.

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Ensure that surplus state houses do not lie empty whilst long waiting lists exist in other areas
Consider the sale of state houses with high valuations to purchase more properties for the same money
Encourage investment by the private sector and community agency in the construction of rental housing to be managed by Housing NZ as well as low cost housing available for purchase
Extend the provision of community housing
Review the effectiveness of the accommodation supplement

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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