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Delay Ring-fencing And Save Lives

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 10:41 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Government’s Covid-19 relief package includes increasing the threshold from $500 to $5,000 which will determine which assets can be written off as expenses for the 2020/21 tax year. “This is a good initiative that could see landlords bring ... More >>

Housing Should Be Considered An 'essential Service'

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 12:27 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

You would think that supplying a house for someone to occupy would be an ‘essential service’, but it would seem not!” says Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) NZPIF members agree that a rent freeze ... More >>

REINZ And NZ Property Investors Federation Join Forces On Proposed RTA Changes

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:23 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation have today announced that they are joining forces to challenge some of the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) which were announced ... More >>

Misguided Attempts To Improve The Housing Situation

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:57 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Today there have been calls to rehash the capital gains tax argument and restrict the ability for rental property owners to borrow funds. These are misguided calls. The aim of this new proposal is to reduce house prices in order to help people about ... More >>

Annual rent movement highest in 11 years

Friday, 24 January 2020, 4:17 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“High rental price increases should not come as a shock to anyone”, says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “While Statistics NZ has pointed to the Healthy Homes legislation, this is only one change ... More >>

Neighbours from hell will increase

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:16 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

A Christchurch motel owner has had to put up with what he describes as “neighbours from hell”, despite police, Corrections, the SPCA and dog control trying to help. The Motel owner is the latest victim of antisocial tenants. More >>

Landlords will not be able to protect neighbours

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:44 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Government has announced a raft of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. The Minister has said he does not want to be seen to unduly punishing landlords. These changes do more than punish landlords however. They will punish anyone living next ... More >>

Already hard for landlords to protect neighbours

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:17 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

After more than seven months of trying to end a tenancy to protect neighbours, a Rotorua property manager has finally received approval from the High Court to end the tenancy. More >>

Proposed change with potential huge impact

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:20 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Imagine living next door to loud, obnoxious and potentially violent neighbours. If they were tenants then you might expect their landlord to do something about it and protect you. More >>

Kiwibuild reset a good idea

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 5:42 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The Kiwibuild reset is a good idea” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). More >>

Allocating liability for tenant damage to rental properties

Friday, 26 July 2019, 8:13 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is extremely pleased that tenants are now at least partially responsible for the damage they cause to their rental property,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZPIF. More >>

Promised heating grants for tenants cancelled

Friday, 19 July 2019, 8:31 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Government announced today that grants of up to $2,500 for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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