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Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses

Published: Sun 18 Jun 2017 03:16 PM
Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses
The next Labour-led Government will legislate a Warrant of Fitness based on tough minimum standards to clean out slum boarding houses, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
“It’s not acceptable for New Zealanders in the 21st Century to be living in the kind of rat-infested dumps that have been exposed in recent media reports.
“National has had nine years to fix these problems and they’re still denying there’s a housing crisis.
“Too many of our most vulnerable people are being exploited by slum boarding house operators, in dangerous and unsanitary conditions.
“The country’s had enough of Nick Smith’s tinkering and excuses.
“Labour will legislate tough minimum standards and a licensing regime that will weed out rogue operators. We’ll also mandate local government’s enforcement role, to be funded by the licensing system.
“Labour will take the first crucial steps to fix the housing crisis. But, cleaning up slum boarding houses is long overdue and will be an immediate priority,” says Phil Twyford.

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