NZ Property Investors Federation - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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