Candidate George Wood answers Renters United’s questions

September 18, 2022 12:20 am

VOTE HOUSING: LOCAL BODY 2022

George Wood

North Shore Ward

Likely to make things worse for renters

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Renters United asked every candidate the North Shore Ward 17 questions about the issues that most concern renters in their ward. Here are George Wood’s responses in full.

Rapid fire questions

Are you a renter? No
Do you own any properties? No
Do you support the Renters United Healthy Homes Commitment? Yes
Do you commit to funding tenant advocacy? No
Do you support councils retaining ownership an expanding supply of council housing? No
Will you lobby for IRRS to be extended to councils? No
Do you commit to densifying inner city suburbs? Yes
Will you commit to using your platform to abolish the ratepayers roll? No

Stable homes

What actions would you take to improve stability and security for private renters?

No answer provided

How will you ensure all council tenants have security of tenure?

No answer provided

What steps will you take to end homelessness in Auckland?

It is already happening with Kainga Ora building a lot more houses. I am not an expert on the housing rental market. I don’t see housing as a function or responsibility of Council other than retaining the interest in Haumaru Housing.

Meaningful enforcement

If elected, would you take steps to tackle persistent bad landlords who do not meet their obligations to renters in your area? If so, what?

No answer provided

What do you think Council should do to address power imbalance between landlords and tenants? If nothing, why?

No answer provided

Fair rent

Would you advocate for additional powers or resources from Central Government to address the housing crisis (such as legislating for Rent Control), if so what and how?

No answer provided

What do you think are the main reasons rents in Auckland are increasing? How would you ensure rents in Auckland are affordable?

No answer provided

Safe and healthy homes

What actions (in contrast to or in conjunction with our Healthy Homes Commitment) would you take to improve the quality of private rental housing in your ward and in your city?

No answer provided

Anything else you want to share?

No answer provided

George Wood

North Shore Ward

Likely to make things worse for renters

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If you are a candidate or representative of a candidate and wish to correct or elaborate on the information please contact lbe22@rentersunited.org.nz.

Authorised by Geordie Rogers, geordie@rentersunited.org.nz

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