NZ Property Investors Federation - Latest News [Page 1]

NZPIF applauds Government's capital gains tax decision

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:24 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) applauds the decision not to introduce a capital gains tax” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF. “This tax would have no effect on the housing market except to make rentals more expensive. ... More >>

Costs increasing faster than rental prices

Monday, 4 March 2019, 10:58 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The latest Consumer Institute cost of living survey shows that general costs in providing rental property have increased faster than rental prices. In addition, wage increases were 66% higher than rental price increases. More >>

Warm dry rentals are good

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 1:57 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors Federation is supportive of quality standards in rental properties, fully supporting the Minimum Standards legislation of 2016. However, tenants ultimately pay for these improvements so they need to be cost effective. More >>

Tax change bad news for tenants

Monday, 10 December 2018, 5:30 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Tax change bad news for tenants - a media release from the NZ Property Investors' Federation More >>

Indirect payment of letting fees may be unintended outcome

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 10:35 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Property managers are to be banned from charging tenants a letting fee from 12 December this year. More >>

Domestic war zones will increase under proposed changes

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:16 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

A Motueka street has returned to normality after three years of turmoil caused by the actions of Housing NZ tenants in one rental property. More >>

Tenants and landlords understanding each other

Friday, 19 October 2018, 7:30 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Tenants and landlords understanding each other. A media release from the NZ Property Investors' Federation More >>

Rental system is not broken

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 7:27 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Rental system is not broken - a media release from NZ Property Investors' Federation Today’s CoreLogic Market Pulse report shows that rents haven’t been outpacing property costs or people’s wages. The rental system is not broken as some have ... More >>

Rental property WOF

Saturday, 8 September 2018, 1:41 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Green Party has today relaunched a campaign to introduce a rental property Warrant of Fitness. More >>

Proposed standards need to be cost effective

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:51 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Government has released proposed standards for their Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill. This covers improved standards to rental properties that are additional to the rental property Minimum Standards Act that was passed in 2016. More >>

A landlord's wish list

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:08 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“Government has outlined changes they want to undertake to help tenants, but the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) would also like to see changes to help those providing rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the ... More >>

Rent arrears, a big issue for the rental property industry

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:05 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

"Rent arrears are by far the largest reason for applications to the Tenancy Tribunal" says NZ Property Investors’ Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King. "It can also take many weeks to even get a Tenancy Tribunal hearing, while ... More >>

The correct facts about tax and rental properties

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:12 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Westpac Economist, Dominick Stephens, says that property is more lightly taxed in NZ compared to other assets. He quotes a Tax Working Group study to make this claim. More >>

Short supply of houses ups rents and creates working poor

Monday, 28 May 2018, 10:20 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

"The last few years have seen record population growth which has caused a sudden need for extra housing" said NZPIF Executive Officer, Andrew King. "While the focus has been on house prices and first home buyers, little attention has been ... More >>

Rental prices continue to rise

Monday, 16 April 2018, 10:32 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Just released March rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year. More >>

No good outcome from ring-fencing losses

Friday, 30 March 2018, 11:58 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Stuart Nash announced today that “In conjunction with the recently announced extension to the bright-line test, ring-fencing losses from rental properties would make property speculation less attractive and level the playing field between property investors ... More >>

Over half of rentals don't have a letting fee

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:23 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Government is looking at introducing a law banning tenants from being able to pay a letting fee when securing a new rental property. More >>

Undue panic created around meth contamination of properties

Sunday, 10 December 2017, 8:34 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

"The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) agrees with the Minister of Housing’s comments that there has been undue panic created around meth contamination of properties." says Andrew King, executive officer of the NZPIF While the Government ... More >>

Housing has been a big topic for the election

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:05 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Although the slowing market is reducing its importance, housing has been a big topic for the election with different parties having different policies on helping first home buyers into the market. More >>

Protection of Tenant Rights

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:31 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“It is important to protect tenant rights,” said Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “However, it is not correct to say that tenants have no rights in New Zealand and that tenancy laws need to be rebalanced ... More >>

 

 

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