Appeal for Canterbury rental homes
Sep 15, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Government is appealing to homeowners with unoccupied Canterbury properties to make them available to those left homeless by the September 4 earthquake.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley said Housing New Zealand Corporation would lease the properties - such as farm cottages and holiday homes - from the owners, then tenant them.
"Many people have no experience with, have never considered, or don’t want the hassle of, renting out their property but we need them to consider it now," Heatley said.
"We are primarily appealing to people with unoccupied second properties in the Canterbury region, but houses in nearby regions could also be considered on a case-by-case basis."