More people are interested in buying investment properties since the loan-to-value rules kicked in, the latest BNZ Consumer Confidence survey shows. It found a net 45% of the respondents are confident that the economy will improve over the next year.
05 Mar 2014 more >>
Low rents are discouraging people from buying their own homes, according to the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF). NZPIF executive officer Andrew King said the cost of owning an average home was about $138 a week more than the cost of renting a similar property.
02 Mar 2014 more >>
On paper it sounds like a great idea. A checklist for rental properties which, if mandatory, would ensure that the 31 per cent of the population who rent are in liveable homes. Increasingly, though, there are murmurs from landlords and real estate agents about whether the rental "warrant of fitness" idea being proposed at council level will improve the tenant's lot.
23 Feb 2014 more >>
A new system designed to cut the time it takes to resolve tenancy disputes will only be available to big property management firms and Housing New Zealand at first. Housing Minister Nick Smith has revealed details of the new “Fasttrack” process for the Tenancy Tribunal.
30 Jan 2014 more >>
Many landlords are choosing to sell their properties because of bad experiences with tenants, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
27 Jan 2014 more >>
Criteria used to describe New Zealand’s housing as unaffordable are too simplistic and do not take into account the cost of borrowing, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. The Demographia survey compares housing costs in nine countries.
21 Jan 2014 more >>
Rent increases are bad news for everyone, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. The Salvation Army has released a report which says that rent rises over the past five years have made all low-income groups in Auckland, except superannuitants, worse off in real terms.
15 Nov 2013 more >>
“No tenant should have to live in a mould-ridden unit,” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation the national organisation representing landlords
13 Nov 2013 more >>
First-home buyers are having more of an impact on Auckland property prices than foreign investors, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
05 Aug 2013 more >>
Tenants who do not have the money to pay their bonds are likely to be strapped for cash and not very good at paying their rent either, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
28 Jun 2013 more >>
National’s new housing minister is looking into the possibility of a “warrant of fitness” for rental properties.
25 Mar 2013 more >>
Landlords holding on to properties with big sections may be able to get their money’s worth out of them under proposed changes in the draft Auckland plan, says the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
20 Mar 2013 more >>
Andrew King says it is wrong to say housing investors are reaping tax advantages over ordinary buyers.
22 Feb 2013 more >>
Wealthier overseas buyers would benefit from the introduction of loan-to-value restrictions on property, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.
20 Feb 2013 more >>
The Green Party’s proposals to get low-income earners into housing have been panned by the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
25 Jan 2013 more >>
First-home buyers should not be tempted by top-of-the-range homes and instead should buy the cheapest properties their egos will allow, says New Zealand Property Investors Federation president Andrew King.
31 Dec 2012 more >>
People thinking about starting or expanding their property investment portfolio in 2013 should think about cashflow, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
27 Dec 2012 more >>
Landlords are being asked to participate in regular surveys to determine how easy it is to get timely Tenancy Tribunal hearings.
19 Dec 2012 more >>
Government restrictions on high loan-to-value loans have the cautious support of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
15 Nov 2012 more >>
Some property investors will feel the sting of the Government’s moves to tackle housing affordability, but not as sharply as they might have, says the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
30 Oct 2012 more >>
Landlords can expect especially good returns from top quality investment properties at present, says New Zealand Property Investors Federation president Andrew King.
26 Oct 2012 more >>
New Zealand Property Investors Federation president Andrew King has welcomed an Inland Revenue victory over a landlord it said was running a business.
11 Oct 2012 more >>
Study finds 40-year return on stocks more than twice that of property
12 Sep 2012 more >>
Almost 80 per cent of rental properties have some form of insulation, according to a survey by the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
11 Sep 2012 more >>
Property investors should be very wary about Government moves to ring-fence losses on holiday homes, says Andrew King, president of the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation.
02 Jul 2012 more >>
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