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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 >>

Investors Support Focus On Insulation And Heating

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 1:55 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) supports the focus on heating and Insulation in Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill. More >>

WOF an insult not a protection

Monday, 17 March 2014, 12:43 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The national Federation representing Kiwi landlords is warning against progressing with the flawed rental WOF scheme, claiming its trialed roll-out is raising serious concerns for both tenants and landlords. Wellington landlord Jackie Thomas-Teague ... More >>

State House WOF

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 10:47 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Housing New Zealand properties are paid for by taxpayers and it is these taxpayers who will end up paying for any cost increases in providing HNZ tenants with  accommodation. More >>

Property investors provide a service and fill the gap

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 7:20 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The census document NZ in Profile 2014 and the findings of the BNZ/REINZ Residential Market Survey hint at a disturbing trend regarding home ownership in this country. Overall the residential market is improving compared with the findings of the previous ... More >>

Focus on insulation and heating rentals, not WOF

Friday, 13 December 2013, 2:28 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

A University of Otago study by medical students looked at 106 children admitted to Wellington hospital over winter. It found that the main cause for admission, 38%, was due to the effects of inhalation of second hand smoke. More >>

Respecting tenant rights

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 7:01 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“No tenant should have to live in a mould-ridden unit,” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation the national organisation representing landlords. More >>

The houses we want are expensive

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 2:44 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The OECD has just released its latest Better life index, which shows that although the country is doing “exceptionally well” in overall wellbeing , New Zealand is slightly below average for disposable incomes and the second highest country for ... More >>

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 7:53 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation believes that if regulations are to be introduced to NZ Rental Properties, then the focus should be on insulation and heating. More >>

Property lending restrictions

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 10:42 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation believe there are good and bad points about the Reserve Banks restrictions on low equity loans. More >>

First home buyers Raise property prices more than foreigners

Monday, 29 July 2013, 9:12 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Labours policy to restrict foreign ownership of existing New Zealand houses will reduce demand for property. The big question is by how much and whether it will have a large impact on property prices. More >>

Any worker can own a home

Thursday, 7 February 2013, 10:35 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

7 February 2013 Any worker can own a home Housing has been deemed unaffordable so often that it is now considered a fact. The key evidence has been the ratio of house prices to incomes which currently stands at 5.4, with 3 being the proposed ideal ... More >>

 

 

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