Candidate John Peters answers Renters United’s questions

September 14, 2022 3:58 pm


John Peters

Takapū/Northern General Ward


Likely to make little difference for renters

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Renters United asked every candidate in the Takapū/Northern Ward 17 questions about the issues that most concern renters in their ward. Here are John Peters’ responses in full.

Rapid fire questions

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

Stable homes

What actions would you take to improve stability and security for private renters?
Simple renters are treated equally and need morevprotection.

How will you ensure all council tenants have security of tenure?
Will advocate for comprehensive rental agreement which favours renters.

What steps will you take to end homelessness in Wellington?
More housing at affordable rate.

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?

Bad landlord have no place in the society and law needs to be passed to penalize them.

What do you think Council should do to address power imbalance between landlords and tenants? If nothing, why?
Tenants are always at the receiving end hence need more protection.

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?
Since renters are not a United lot they are victims of exploitation. Need more robost law to protect them.

What do you think are the main reasons rents in Wellington are increasing? How would you ensure rents in Wellington are affordable?
More housing and cap on rent.

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?
More housing

Anything else you want to share?


John Peters

Takapū/Northern General Ward


Likely to make little difference for renters

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