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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 >>

Landlords Offer Stable Tenancies

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:38 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

A survey of 816 rental property owners shows that 49% would like their tenants to stay in the property for a very long time as they have no intention of selling. Another 12.7% would like them to stay for at least the next 10 years after which they may ... More >>

Facts Not Scaremongering

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:40 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

In a Radio NZ interview today, Labour’s housing spokesperson said that the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) was scaremongering by releasing findings of a survey that showed that nearly three quarters of rental property owners would increase rents ... More >>

816 landlords react to Labour's housing proposals

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 8:30 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) received 816 responses to a survey of rental property owners giving their thoughts on a variety of matters currently affecting their industry. More >>

Are Labour's Policies Better for Tenants?

Monday, 4 September 2017, 8:28 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Although Labour haven't provided detail on how they will work, two of their policy announcements made yesterday could make things better for tenants. These two policies are allowing them to make minor alterations if they pay extra bond and giving landlords ... More >>

Cheaper To Rent Than Own - But For How Long?

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:12 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

A NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) study has shown that renting the average NZ property is $218 per week cheaper than owning the same property. More >>

Hawke's Bay program to improve rental conditions

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 7:55 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) fully supports the Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Ready to Rent Program. More >>

Is a WOF for rental properties the answer?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:05 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Wellington Council is introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness for rental properties that they intend to make compulsory in three years. The council says that they want to raise standards and that "every Wellingtonian deserves a warm dry home". More >>

More Regulations & Restrictions Reduce Number of Rentals

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:21 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

For 17 years, forty three year old sickness beneficiary, Shanez Akhtar, has always a found a place to rent without difficulty, but that all changed 9 months ago. More >>

Increase will benefit low income families

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:22 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) congratulates the Salvation Army for their advocacy work that has seen the accommodation allowance increase for low income families. More >>

Tenants' liability for damage

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:21 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Government is taking action to remedy the situation of tenants not being responsible for damage they accidently cause in rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF More >>

Investors' tax benefits overstated

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 9:06 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Labour has announced that they are removing the ability of rental property providers to offset losses. They call it a speculation tax loophole, but it is a tax provision available to all investments. “Labour sees the policy as helping first home buyers ... More >>

Well maintained properties make good sense

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 11:35 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation promotes good maintenance of rental properties to its members. This makes good business sense as tenants of well-maintained properties are likely to stay longer, meaning lower vacancy rates,” says Andrew King, Executive ... More >>

 

 

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