Ashley Church told TVNZ’s Breakfast he can sympathise with Simon Bridges’ claims as there are a lot of factors driving up prices.
Rents have risen two-and-a-half times more this year than they did under National, says the National Party leader.
Banks are offering rates as low as 3.85 per cent. However, they aren't expected to stay that low for long.
Trade Me’s head of property Nigel Jeffries says renters should move now if they want to avoid price hikes.
"I think the Salvation Army feel like they'd like us to go further and faster and I share that impatience," says the Housing Minister.
A new paper 'Beyond Renting', released today by the Army offers a bleak outlook for the private rental housing market.
The Auckland wall is half-finished pending further resource consent, and locals are fuming.