Council WoF exposes National’s lack of leadership
17 August 2017
Wellington City Council Warrant of Fitness exposes National’s lack of leadership
The Green Party is slamming National’s lack of leadership on rental quality in the wake of the Wellington City Council’s (WCC) launch of avoluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness.
“It’s encouraging to see local government step up when there’s been such a lack of leadership at a central government level,” said Green Party building and construction spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.
“Good on WCC for doing the right thing, but we need central government leadership on a mandatory rental Warrant of Fitness.
“National has been clueless on insulation. They have no idea how many landlords are meeting the legislative requirements, they're not trying to find out, and they're not keeping track.
“Local governments, public health experts and most New Zealanders are calling for action on cold, damp, mouldy and unhealthy housing, but the Government isn’t providing leadership.
“The Green Party in Government will end our national shame of cold, damp, unhealthy housing through a mandatory rental warrant of fitness and restoring funding to the WarmUp NZ insulation fund,” said Ms Genter.