5 Feb 2014

Housing WoF not workable - landlord

1:54 pm on 5 February 2014

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.