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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS

HOFSEOWXERS AND TENANTS To the Editor Mr. Allum invited letters of criticism from tenants. If he issued th G same invitation to houseowners he would glean some useful information. Under conditions which exist at present people are afraid to take tenants who may give untold trouble and anxiety. The only thing that makes some people behave decently is the knowledge they -will be put out if they don't The idea of lifting restrictions on houses not previously let will not solve the problem, because people who once get quit of tenants are saying "never again," thus closing another source of accommodation. Can the authorities not recognise that present conditions are cutting down accommodation to a minimum, so that decent people are not given a try-out. There are people who realise mutual consideration is necessary. I know this from my own experience of having people with me for over three years, but I dread them going and under existing conditions am not willing to take in strangers. If the authorities were to offer a little encouragement and less abuse to the harassed landlady, J. venture to suggest that hundreds would find accommodation almost overnight. The Government calls it unearned income and taxes accordingly, but to keep a place clean takes hours daily and a vacancy means two days usually of hard work spring cleaning. FED-UP.

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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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