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Not Many Mega-landlords

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 7:20 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

A Sunday Star Times article today claims that New Zealand is owned by a group of mega landlords and not the “mum and dad landlords” owning one or two rentals. However, the numbers do not appear to add up. The article states that the study included ... More >>

New Information Changes The Perspective

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:42 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

A survey of mortgage advisors by independent economist Tony Alexander has shown that the Government may have been too quick to disincentivise rental property providers. The survey found that both investors and first home buyers have become more cautious ... More >>

Unintended Consequences Of Today’s Housing Announcements

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 11:23 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

By removing mortgage interest tax deductibility and increasing the Bright Line test, Government is prioritising first home buyers over renters. However the many people who cannot yet afford their first home and are therefore tenants need more rental ... More >>

Increase In Housing Supply Is Being Hindered

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 6:11 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

“The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) welcomes the budget announcement last week that the Government planned to fund 8,000 houses with 2,000 of these being made available for emergency housing,” said Sharon Cullwick, NZPIF Executive Officer. ... More >>

The ongoing effects of the 0.5 meth standard

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:20 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has always been opposed to the interpretation of guidelines around methamphetamine, so we were extremely pleased when the Minister of Housing, Phil Twyford, undertook a review of the situation. More >>

Chief scientist recommends higher safe meth level

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 9:49 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation welcomes Sir Peter Gluckman's report into the negative health effects of methamphetamine (meth). More >>

Trend of rising rents continue

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:00 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

Just released April rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year. More >>

Questioning the Tax Working Group's property calculations

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:02 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The Tax Working Group (TWG) appears to be showing an unbalanced approach to rental property investment, by using incorrect calculations and inconsistent assumptions to assess relative tax rates for different asset classes. More >>

One-Sided Review of Renting

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 8:49 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

Tenant advocates have produced a report calling for widespread changes to the rental industry that if introduced would cause more harm for the tenants they represent than good. More >>

New NZ Standard for Meth Contamination Released Today

Friday, 30 June 2017, 9:37 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation is very pleased to see the release of the NZ Standard for meth contamination today” said Andrew King, executive officer More >>

Property Bright Line Test working well

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:09 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

“Recent CoreLogic data shows that flipping or rapid on-selling of houses is not as common as people may believe” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation More >>

Reserve Bank restrictions hurt tenants and small investors

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 1:07 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

One of the Reserve Bank's tasks is to keep inflation between 1% and 3%. It appears that the purpose of the LVR tightening is to allow the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates, thereby stimulating the economy and lowering the NZ dollar. More >>

Rental property owners threatened

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:01 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The Reserve Bank has stated that housing supply is the real issue in house price increases. However because they cannot influence supply, they are threatening rental property providers with tighter Loan-to-Value Ratios (LVRs) and Limits on Debt-to-Income ... More >>

Are we shooting at the wrong target?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:45 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

Following QV's monthly housing report released today, the Prime Minister’s advice to further hinder the provision of rental properties in New Zealand is misguided. Over the past year rental property owners have been stung by higher LVR ratios, particularly ... More >>

Labour's Bill would not have saved Emma-Lita Bourne

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:26 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

Labour has used the extremely sad death of toddler Emma-Lita Bourne as a reason for introducing their Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, which passed its first reading last night. While well intentioned, Labour’s Bill would not have saved Emma-Lita, ... More >>

Keep children safe in all households

Friday, 16 January 2015, 11:50 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

“All the landlords we represent will totally agree with the need to keep children injury-free” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF), “but we question the fact that only one group of accommodation ... More >>

Reaction to Labour's housing policy

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 4:47 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Labour will engage with them in talks about improving tenure for tenants. While some tenants want long term tenure, many more prefer the flexibility that renting brings. For any new policy to work, ... More >>

Tax changes will affect tenants

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:49 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The arguments for a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have so far focused on tax equality, increasing tax revenue and reducing house prices. The Labour Party must have undertaken research into the effect on rental prices of their tax policies, but this hasn't ... More >>

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:13 pm | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families. More >>

Support for capital gains tax misguided

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:48 am | NZ Property Investors' Federation

Nearly half of the respondents to TV One’s Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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