The government is making it harder for landlords to evict tenants, among a few other changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.
It’s a brilliant bit of politics.
Suppose that successive governments have so screwed up the rules around getting new housing built and the incentives facing councils to consent new housing that we wound up with a housing shortage.
Suppose further that your government got elected on a promise to fix the mess – but has achieved close to nothing on the file after two years with an election coming. Kiwibuild was never going to work, and wound up being a costly distraction from the real supply issues at play.
And suppose further that you really need anger about broken housing markets to be directed away from the government.
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