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King hit to Renters United's claims

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Last updated 18:00, July 11 2018

However, there are some areas which both landlords and tenant advocates agree on.

OPINION: Renters United says that rental homes are cold, damp and unsafe but this is a gross exaggeration as it is not true of all rentals.

They say that renters can have their home taken away from them for any reason or no reason, which is completely false.

The whole point of owning a rental property is to rent it to tenants. If the tenant is paying the rent, looking after the property and not upsetting neighbours, then there is no need to end a tenancy.

If a rental owner ends a tenancy, there is always a reason.

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It is cheaper to rent a home in New Zealand than it is to own the same home. On top of this, you do not need to save for a deposit to buy your home.

Andrew King says renters ''want all the benefits of home ownership without the additional cost, requirement for a deposit or any risk of mortgage interest rate increases.'.

These are two extremely beneficial........

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