Changes to national tenancy laws won't go far enough for Waiheke

Waiheke Budgeting Services manager, Amelia Lawley, looks at the home rental market on the island and assesses the likely effects here of proposed changed to national tenancy laws.

A young couple with a three-year-old live in a two-bedroom house in Rocky Bay. The rent is $520 per week - when they moved in it was $450, but there have been two rent increases in the 15 months they have lived there.

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