Candidate Sam Park answers Renters United’s questions

September 17, 2022 4:08 pm


Sam Park


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Renters United asked every Mayoral candidate in Christchurch 17 questions about the issues that most concern renters iin Christchurch. Here are Sam Parks’ 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?

Independent living space for adults

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

Ownership of the property & relationship

What steps will you take to end homelessness in Christchurch?

Do not too much think about the house is too big!!!
A build a small tiny house and rent a Owen land & house packages .
Give a freedom to renter with a strong responsibility of care the property!!

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?

Must be replace and put new owner

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

Ask to renters actual price of power bill. Landlords are obligated power bills

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?

Depending on Council standards

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

Lower economy & society people.
Temporary refuses are down to Christchurch City
Also a cultural change with differsnt economic by international

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?

Must be improving & duty of renters

Anything else you want to share?

Do not build too big rent house!!
Or build a apartment type of accommodation is well with good security systems and guards 💂‍♂️

Sam Park


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