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Government's Rental Property Interest Deductibility Details Released

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 9:32 am | NZPIF

The Government has announced the design details of the mortgage interest tax deductibility, which affects property investors and ultimately tenants. “The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is pleased that the details have been released. The definition ... More >>

Confusing Consultation Paper

Saturday, 12 June 2021, 1:22 pm | NZPIF

The Government has released a 143-page discussion paper on removing mortgage interest tax deductibility on investment properties and the extension of the Bright line test. “New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) believes that this discussion ... More >>

Government Rejects First Home Buyers, Tenants And Rental Providers

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 6:47 am | NZPIF

The First Home Buyers Club, Tenants Protection Canterbury and the NZ Property Investors Federation have presented a letter to Government requesting them to reconsider removing mortgage interest costs on rental properties. Research has shown that 90% of rental ... More >>

An Early Exit From A Fixed-term Tenancy Could Be Expensive

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 2:11 pm | NZPIF

Tenants who choose to end fixed-term tenancy agreements are discovering that they are likely to receive large bills. “This is not unexpected” said Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) “In fact these ... More >>

Amalgamation Of Property Investors' Associations In Wellington

Friday, 4 December 2020, 8:14 am | NZPIF

The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is delighted to announce the amalgamation of Capital and Wellington Property Investors’ Associations. The new association will continue under the name of Wellington Property Investors’ ... More >>

Sad Day For Tenants And Landlords

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 5:13 am | NZPIF

Parliament has passed under urgency the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. This bill has some major changes for both tenants and landlords alike, and none of them are good news. A primary concern is the removal of the 90-day no-cause termination ... More >>

Proposed RTA Change Means Tenant Anti-social Behaviour More Likely

Monday, 27 July 2020, 5:10 pm | NZPIF

Recent comments by a senior solicitor at Morrison Kent, Evan Whetton, has backed up NZ Property Investors’ Federation’s concerns over radical changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. There had been a big shift in favour of tenants under the proposed ... More >>

Disappointment With The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 10:57 pm | NZPIF

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is disappointed that the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill has been released for its second reading with only minimal changes. “Anyone living next to disruptive or antisocial tenants will be disturbed ... More >>

The Effect Of Lockdown On Landlords And Tenants

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:42 pm | NZPIF

“Landlords provide a service by making homes available for other people to live in. This service costs money and landlords are everyday people who like many others are facing financial difficulties because of Covid-19”, said Sharon Cullwick, Executive ... More >>

The Effect Of The Covid-19 Regulations On Landlords

Friday, 3 April 2020, 9:02 am | NZPIF

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has just organised the first of a series of surveys of rental property owners and property managers to see how they are being affected by the Covid-19 lock down. There were 621 respondents in this first survey. ... More >>

Rental Increase Freeze Not A Rent Freeze

Monday, 30 March 2020, 4:32 pm | NZPIF

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is concerned that many tenants have mistaken the Government announcement banning rent increases as a freeze on having to pay rent. “We have heard from many members that their tenants have contacted ... More >>

Should letting fees be abolished?

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:55 am | NZPIF

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) doesn't think legislation to prohibit the charging of letting fees is required. More >>

No immediate answers from Housing Stocktake

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:50 pm | NZPIF

“The NZPIF agrees with the authors of the Housing Stocktake released today that private rental housing will continue to feature prominently in our future housing landscape”, says Andrew King, Executive Officer. More >>

Rental property providers reject accusation

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:15 am | NZPIF

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) rejects the accusation made against rental property providers by the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust. More >>

A safe, well maintained home is a tenant's right

Monday, 2 November 2015, 9:33 am | NZPIF

“It's good that tenants are becoming more aware that they have a right to expect a safe and well maintained home” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “The NZPIF believes that landlords are ... More >>

Premier landlord award goes south

Monday, 19 October 2015, 1:46 pm | NZPIF

Angela Strang is 2015 Landlord of the Year. She is a member of the Southland Property investors’ Association and was presented with this prestigious award at the annual NZ Property Investors’ Federation Conference held in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza ... More >>

Landlords say support tenants to make choices

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:25 am | NZPIF

Tenants should not be living in rentals such as the five selected for a visit last week by a Member of Parliament, “says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “The Tenancy Tribunal requires houses ... More >>

Property Group supports IRD tax education

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 9:35 am | NZPIF

Property Group supports IRD tax education A commonly held, but incorrect, belief is that rental property owners in New Zealand don't pay tax. This causes confusion for the general public and may lead first time landlords to have wrong information ... More >>

Buyers and investors leave market

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:44 am | NZPIF

REINZ's latest housing statistics for February showed that sales for properties under $400,000 fell 17.7% compared with February 2013. Some commentators believed that LVR restrictions would force out first home buyers and allow investors to swoop in ... More >>

Rental Property WOF has serious flaws

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 11:53 am | NZPIF

The concept of New Zealand children living in poverty is extremely emotive, as no-one likes the idea of children living in poverty. At first glance the recommendation by the Children’s Commissioner to introduce a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties ... More >>