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Rental property owners 'unfairly singled out'

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The Auckland Property Investors Association (APIA)says that rental property owners are being unfairly singled out by Labour’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, which has passed its first reading in the House. Peter Lewis, vice president of the Association, says there’s no standard for owner-operators, and it’s not fair.

"To us, it’s like saying only green cars on the road have to have a warrant of fitness, and no other car does," told TV One’s Corin Dann.

"I understand bringing in a housing standard for every house in the country; that makes sense. Why just pick on rental homes?"

Labour leader Andrew Little said that ensuring quality rentals was a consumer law issue - about ensuring people who sold accommodation into the market - were operating at a minimum standard.

http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/healthy-homes-debate-video-6468509

Q+A, 9-10am Sundays on TV ONE and one hour later on TV ONE plus One.

Repeated Sunday evening at around 11:30pm. Streamed live at www.tvnz.co.nz

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