24 Jul 2008

Illegal letting of state houses listed

11:10 am on 24 July 2008

The National Party has listed 44 cases of state housing premises being illegally sub-let by their tenants.

The list covers the year to April.

In one case, Housing spokesperson, Phil Heatley, says the tenant was able to sublet a state house for more than eight years without being detected.

Housing New Zealand says less than 2% of people referred to its investigations unit by last month, were proved to be subletting.