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Mortgage statistics need careful interpretation

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:17 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Latest Reserve Bank lending data released this week has shown that, over the last year, the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent. This has led some to believe that property investment is rampant and a major ... More >>

Investors see benefit in rental improvements

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 12:51 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) believes that the announcements on tenancy conditions are reasonably balanced, ensuring better standards for tenants without causing a reduction in rental property supply or excessive rental price increases. ... More >>

Home owners can pay property tax as well

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:50 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

An issues paper on the Bright-line test for sales of residential property, released yesterday confirms that some homeowners will have a Bright Line test applied against them. "The new Bright Line law is aimed at anyone who trades property for profit" ... More >>

Landlords take the initiative

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 9:33 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has already acted to ensure that smoke alarms are readily available for members to install in their rentals. There is a special purchasing scheme for these alarms on the NZPIF website, “said Andrew ... More >>

What would have saved Emma-Lita?

Friday, 5 June 2015, 9:27 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“Our members, like many other people, would like to make sure that children such as Emma-Lita, who died in August last year, do not suffer as a result of their living conditions” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ ... More >>

A further blow for landlords and their tenants

Sunday, 31 May 2015, 2:15 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The rental property industry almost got through a week without a new regulation making it harder to provide tenants with homes”, said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “However at ten to five on Friday afternoon, ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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