Keeping cool with HNZ . . .

LETTER

Rental insulation deadline?

Given the hype surrounding this issue, it is interesting to note the hypocrisy in the below.

“If you live in a Housing New Zealand property, the new standards will not apply to your home until 2023. New Rules as of 1 July, no extension . . . unless you live in a Housing New Zealand property, the new standards will not apply to your home until 2023.”

Just how did Housing NZ get a dispensation from this until 2023?

They too had prior knowledge of the deadline.

peter millar

Rental insulation deadline?

Given the hype surrounding this issue, it is interesting to note the hypocrisy in the below.

“If you live in a Housing New Zealand property, the new standards will not apply to your home until 2023. New Rules as of 1 July, no extension . . . unless you live in a Housing New Zealand property, the new standards will not apply to your home until 2023.”

Just how did Housing NZ get a dispensation from this until 2023?

They too had prior knowledge of the deadline.

peter millar

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Winston Moreton - 15 days ago
The writer makes a good point. The rules are always for others - not for us because we are OK. Nonetheless we need to appreciate that all social-housing providers have another two years to comply. Not just HNZ who, by the way, is no longer the huge owner of public housing it once was. The government, especially recently, has sold down much of the state housing asset.
Generally speaking all social providers of housing have high building standards anyway, plus the means to over-build. The initial focus of the new rules is, therefore, to be on the capital gains artist who buys run-down houses cheap to on-sell for a capital gain. We have all encountered one or two of these low-lifes (often from a deprived background themselves) in our journey through life.
Here's the thing. Within two years the flood of complaints to the regulators will slow and any problems with social housing (and there will be some) can be dealt with in a calmer administrative environment. Not like the sudden buy-back of guns scheme which needs to tap into ACC's billions to assist with the sudden deluge of weapons.

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