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Less intrusion for tenants

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:07 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Property inspections are a form of risk management that helps to reduce and identify malicious damage and meth losses. However, the issue of insurers moving to three monthly inspections has been debated recently, with many feeling that it is too frequent ... More >>

Landlords committed to ensuring homes are warm this winter

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 5:28 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The organization that represents New Zealand landlords has welcomed survey results showing that more than 96% of its members’ rental properties have met the insulation deadline for rental properties. More >>

Higher number of insulation compliant rentals

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 8:51 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Officials believe a third of all rental homes won't be insulated in time for the deadline next week. However preliminary results from a NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) survey show that the real number of properties which are unlikely to meet ... More >>

The facts about the Accommodation Supplement

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:12 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has called for Government to remove the Accommodation Supplement (AS) and significantly raise the incomes of all benefit recipients and low-wage workers. More >>

NZPIF applauds Government's capital gains tax decision

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:24 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) applauds the decision not to introduce a capital gains tax” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF. “This tax would have no effect on the housing market except to make rentals more expensive. ... More >>

Costs increasing faster than rental prices

Monday, 4 March 2019, 10:58 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The latest Consumer Institute cost of living survey shows that general costs in providing rental property have increased faster than rental prices. In addition, wage increases were 66% higher than rental price increases. More >>

Warm dry rentals are good

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 1:57 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors Federation is supportive of quality standards in rental properties, fully supporting the Minimum Standards legislation of 2016. However, tenants ultimately pay for these improvements so they need to be cost effective. More >>

Tax change bad news for tenants

Monday, 10 December 2018, 5:30 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Tax change bad news for tenants - a media release from the NZ Property Investors' Federation More >>

Indirect payment of letting fees may be unintended outcome

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 10:35 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Property managers are to be banned from charging tenants a letting fee from 12 December this year. More >>

Domestic war zones will increase under proposed changes

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:16 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

A Motueka street has returned to normality after three years of turmoil caused by the actions of Housing NZ tenants in one rental property. More >>

Tenants and landlords understanding each other

Friday, 19 October 2018, 7:30 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Tenants and landlords understanding each other. A media release from the NZ Property Investors' Federation More >>

Rental system is not broken

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 7:27 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Rental system is not broken - a media release from NZ Property Investors' Federation Today’s CoreLogic Market Pulse report shows that rents haven’t been outpacing property costs or people’s wages. The rental system is not broken as some have ... More >>

Rental property WOF

Saturday, 8 September 2018, 1:41 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Green Party has today relaunched a campaign to introduce a rental property Warrant of Fitness. More >>

Proposed standards need to be cost effective

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:51 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Government has released proposed standards for their Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill. This covers improved standards to rental properties that are additional to the rental property Minimum Standards Act that was passed in 2016. More >>

A landlord's wish list

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:08 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“Government has outlined changes they want to undertake to help tenants, but the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) would also like to see changes to help those providing rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the ... More >>

Rent arrears, a big issue for the rental property industry

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:05 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

"Rent arrears are by far the largest reason for applications to the Tenancy Tribunal" says NZ Property Investors’ Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King. "It can also take many weeks to even get a Tenancy Tribunal hearing, while ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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