Labour is promising to strengthen the rights of renters by limiting rent rises to once a year and increasing landlords’ notice periods to 90 days.

It is also planning to abolish “no-cause” tenancy terminations and require a formula for increases to be set in tenancy agreements, so that tenants know what to expect.

Letting fees would be banned.

​Labour leader Jacinda Ardern – who announced the plan at a home in Henderson, Auckland, on Sunday – said the moves would make renting a more stable and healthy experience for families,

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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern talks to young performers at the Smokefree Rockquest on Saturday. After a heavy emphasis on younger voters and education, Labour is turning its focus to housing.

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