- Rental Controls
beneficiaries who are tenants to have their rent deducted
at source, if they so choose.
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
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
Maintain the Accommodation Supplement.
Conclude the review of the Residential Tenancy Act.
the Residential Tenancy Act and to ensure that it is
equitable to both the landlord and the tenant.
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