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Capital gains tax aimed at speculators

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 5:38 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The NZ Property Investors Federation is comfortable with the Prime Minister’s announcement of a capital gains tax on property sold within two years,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. More >>

Reserve bank focus on investors misplaced

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:23 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

In an attempt to slow house price growth in Auckland, the Reserve Bank are forcing rental property owners to have a 30% deposit when buying rental property. It is understandable that the Reserve Bank wants to control house prices and it doesn't have many tools ... More >>

Education on property taxation required

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:31 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“An educational campaign on property taxation should be funded with some of the extra money to target residential property speculators the IRD may receive in this year’s budget,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ ... More >>

Facts show rent increases are modest

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:17 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ ... More >>

Proactive property investors provide healthy homes

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:16 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy,” said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “We are aware of the Housing Improvement Regulations of 1947 which come ... More >>

Target those in real need

Monday, 23 March 2015, 4:43 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Healthy Homes Bill was defeated last week and Peter Malcolm of Closing the Gap is completely wrong to say that Government rejected this bill to save landlords money. More >>

Students misguided over cost of housing improvements

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:00 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

National student president Rory McCourt has called for more regulations on rental properties saying " We just want affordable housing that doesn’t make us sick.” More >>

Is there a case to target property investors?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12:57 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Finance Minister Bill English has said that Government would support new lending rules that target property investors if the Reserve Bank thought these loans were a higher risk than other residential loans. “Rental property loans are actually ... More >>

Investor group welcomes IRD targeting property speculators

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 2:27 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

"It is good news that Inland Revenue’s strategy to track down property speculators who avoid tax is showing big dividends." says NZ Property Investors’ Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King. More >>

Questionable use of tax payer money

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:08 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“It doesn't seem like good value for NZ taxpayers to lose ownership of state houses, not receive a fair price and provide income related rents to social housing providers as well," says NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) Executive Officer, ... More >>

Sale of state houses not a catalyst for higher rents

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 11:59 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“It is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “There are other factors influencing the situation.” King explains ... More >>

Nelson landlord wins national Award

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:39 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Presentation of the 2014 Landlord of the Year Award was the highlight of the NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) Annual Conference on Saturday in Christchurch. This year the Award was won by Lyn Marshall of Nelson More >>

Unintended consequences of rental WOF

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:09 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

On the eve of the General Election, there had been further lobbying for a rental property WOF. On the face of it, this appears to make good sense, but if it was introduced unintended consequences could see tenants worse off. More >>

Rent affordability threatened

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:38 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated. It isn't surprising that two of these areas are Auckland and Canterbury. The third region is the traditionally ... More >>

First home buyers need deposit help

Monday, 25 August 2014, 10:42 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The National Party’s housing policy correctly focuses on assisting a first home buyer to raise the deposit to build a new home. More >>

Better solutions for child health than a WOF

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:02 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has recently called for a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties because of rising rents, overcrowding plus poor and deteriorating rentals. The NZ Property Investors’ Association (NZPIF) supports improving rental ... More >>

Rental property owners confirmed as tax payers

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 3:44 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Official Information shows that the perception that rental property owners don't pay tax is wrong. Inland Revenue has confirmed that in the year ended March 2013, rental property owners paid nearly half a billion dollars in tax on their rental ... More >>

High levels of insulation in rental properties

Friday, 20 June 2014, 9:51 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

A recent survey of the members of property investors’ associations, undertaken by the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF), revealed that a high proportion were insulating and heating their rentals. "The NZPIF has always promoted the ... More >>

OECD housing report not completely correct

Monday, 19 May 2014, 3:32 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

OECD housing report not completely correct The latest OECD Housing report claims that New Zealand house prices are 70% too high compared to rental prices. This assumes that rental prices in NZ are where they should be, but the New Zealand Property Investors ... More >>

Capital Gains Tax not a solution

Monday, 14 April 2014, 9:57 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Capital Gains Tax not a solution The association representing Kiwi landlords is disappointed the Labour Party is misleading the public about their proposed capital gains tax, which they plan to apply to all asset classes except the family home. Mr Cunliffe ... More >>

 

 

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