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The NZPIF Finds Ditching Of Property Managers Regulation Disappointing

Friday, 3 May 2024, 11:16 am | NZPIF

The recent announcement by the Government to abandon the Residential Property Managers Bill, introduced by Labour last year, has been met with disappointment, according to New Zealand Property Investors Federation President, Sue Harrison. More >>

The NZPIF Welcomes The Proposed RTA Changes Around Tenant’s Pets

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 5:39 am | NZPIF

The proposed changes announced on Monday will require landlords to have reasonable grounds to not allow pets in rental properties. The difficulty is the defining of “reasonable grounds” and its application. More >>

Proposed Changes Will Benefit Tenants And Landlords

Sunday, 30 April 2023, 7:28 pm | NZPIF

“All credit to National for signalling that they will tackle the current tenancy rules which have acted as a disincentive to grow the rental supply”, said Sue Harrison, President of the NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) “At a time when the NZ ... More >>

Changes To Tax Rules Punish Tenants

Sunday, 11 December 2022, 7:12 pm | NZPIF

“All rental property owners should continue to be allowed to claim mortgage interest as a legitimate tax deduction ,” said Tim Horsbrugh, NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) Executive Committee member when addressing the Finance and Expenditure Select ... More >>

Reversal Of Rental Tax Would Be Great As Well

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 10:38 am | NZPIF

There are similarities between the tax increase on superannuation fees, now reversed, and tax increases on rental property. Both were to "even up the playing field", both are extremely important parts of people's lives and advice from officials for ... More >>

NZPIF Launches A Plan To Fix The Rental Crisis

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:15 am | NZPIF

While many people talk about a housing crisis in New Zealand, there is also a rental crisis with tenants facing the brunt of it. This was demonstrated last week with Trade Me figures showing rental prices increasing rapidly. In addition to higher ... More >>

Rent Controls Do Not Make Renting Easier

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 8:06 pm | NZPIF

Associate Minister of Housing, Poto Williams, indicated today that rent controls are being considered due to high rental prices in New Zealand. “The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) would like to point out that rental price increases ... More >>

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 >>





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