Law breaking tenants would be locked out of a state house for up to a year under National Party policy released today.
Excellent idea. The criminals in state houses often terrorise their neighbours.
As for where they will live, well there are thousands of other landlords around. They’ll have to convince a private sector landlord that they will be good tenants. That in turn may gave an incentive to stop the crime.
Key said National would insulate all state houses built before 1987 by the end of 2013.
An existing insulation programme would be expanded to cover a further 4600 state houses, he said.
The Greens will be pleased.