If you are too kind tenants will take advantage of you

Landlords have backed Auckland property investor Ron Goodwin who says they should not to be “too kind” because tenants take advantage.

Mr Goodwin, 74, has 37 properties in Auckland and Waikato generating $14,500 a week in rent.

The Rev Mark Beale, who runs a church housing trust which has accommodated up to 20 families, said Mr Goodwin had more than enough earthly riches, so could be far more charitable.

“He’s a multimillionaire who can afford to help people.

“He can afford for them to take advantage of him.”

“People are not treating houses as homes any more but as money-making ventures,” Mr Beale said. Read more

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