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Labour's housing policies won't help tenants

Monday, 11 July 2016, 9:31 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Last week Labour leader, Andrew Little, said he was announcing new measures that he maintained were aimed at traders and speculators, not investors providing rental accommodation. However it appears that Little does not understand the difference ... More >>

Labour's focus correct

Friday, 8 July 2016, 5:25 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

When asked by a journalist yesterday if any of Labour’s housing announcements would target investors, Andrew Little clarified that they would target speculators, "those looking to for short term gain in the housing market." More >>

Positives for housing in 2016 Budget do not go far enough

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:29 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“It's great that the 2016 Budget has extended the Healthy Homes Initiative with an extra $18m,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “The initiative has performed well in Auckland with a focus ... More >>

Compulsory heating in rentals not the answer

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 9:29 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Labour has reintroduced their Healthy Homes Bill which would make insulation and heating compulsory in rental properties. When Phil Twyford first introduced the Bill in 2013 he correctly realised that a full WOF for rental properties was expensive ... More >>

New regulations good for tenants

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 9:56 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) is pleased that newly announced regulations on minimum standards will improve tenants wellbeing and safety without large increases in rental prices. More >>

Minimum standards good for tenants

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 2:58 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation generally supports the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which introduces minimum standards for residential rental properties. More >>

Rising house prices is a supply issue

Monday, 24 August 2015, 5:03 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Reserve Bank is continuing to blame rental property owners for Auckland's rising house prices. They say that investor activity has increased from 33% in 2013 to 41% in 2015. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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