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06-02-2014

Trial underway for Warrant of Fitness for rental homes

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2584663

A trial warrant of fitness scheme for rental properties is unpopular with some landlords.

Five city councils - Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin - are testing rental properties against 28 criteria, including insulation, mould and leaks.

Wellington landlord Jackie Thomas-Teague's rental property failed a trial inspection.

If the inspections are done every two years as proposed, she said it will mean 3000 properties would have to be checked every day.

Ms Thomas-Teague said that was just not feasible and the warrant scheme would not work.

RadioNZ 5 February

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