Measuring the Effect of Housing Quality Interventions: The Case of the New Zealand “Rental Warrant of Fitness”

  title={Measuring the Effect of Housing Quality Interventions: The Case of the New Zealand “Rental Warrant of Fitness”},
  author={Lucy Telfar-Barnard and Julie Jenson Bennett and Philippa Howden-Chapman and David E. Jacobs and David Ormandy and Matthew Cutler-Welsh and Nicholas Preval and Michael G. Baker and Michael Keall},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
In New Zealand, as in many other countries, housing in the private-rental sector is in worse condition than in the owner-occupier housing sector. New Zealand residential buildings have no inspection regime after original construction signoff. Laws and regulations mandating standards for existing residential housing are outdated and spread over a range of instruments. Policies to improve standards in existing housing have been notoriously difficult to implement. In this methods paper, we… CONTINUE READING
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