New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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The NZ Property Investor's Federation annual conference was recently held in New Plymouth and was an outstanding success.
Since the President's report was delivered, progress had been made in several areas outlined in the report. The changes have been added in red.
The 2016 ANZ Residential Property Survey results show the impact of the LVR restrictions on investors’ ability to purchase more property or change their investment strategies
The Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
The Government has granted nearly $2.5 million in assistance to help people move from social housing to sustainable private housing, freeing up places for those who need it most, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
In last month's article I discussed the ramifications of the court's decision to exemplify tenants from responsibility for any damage that they cause to their rental property.
The NZPIF recently surveyed members to estimate the cost of damage claims over the past year. Read the background to this request and how the NZPIF is working hard to ensure that landlords do not bear the full financial burden of unintentional damage and neither are tenants financially ruined through a mistake or accident.
Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent.
A target of around 3000 emergency housing places funded per year has been exceeded and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is seeking even more places to help house vulnerable New Zealanders.
The Government’s Social Housing Reform Programme is on track with more social housing available in Auckland and more on the way, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.
Parliament has today passed housing legislation which will ensure house building momentum continues in Auckland and enable the Special Housing Area (SHA) process to be used in other areas for a further three years, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
n 2009, a tenant called Mrs Osaki left a pot of oil unattended on the stove. A fire broke out that caused over $200,000 of damage. The property was repaired through the owners insurance, but the insurance company decided to seek the cost of the damage from the Osaki's.
The Reserve Bank today confirmed that new rules tighten restrictions on bank lending to residential property buyers throughout New Zealand.
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released for consultation regulations approved by Cabinet on Monday for the new earthquake-prone building legislation.
New guidelines on how to effectively install insulation are being welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Our quarterly BNZ Confidence Survey of 14,000 Weekly Overview recipients elicited over 570 responses this time around, the vast majority of which were positive
Members may have heard or viewed various reports in the media in recent weeks about the issue of residual methamphetamine in rental accommodation. This communication is intended as a summary of some key points that have emerged from the ongoing debate about the subject:
Auckland Council’s notification today of its new Unitary Plan is an historic step in enabling New Zealand’s largest city to better grow and prosper, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code to strengthen steel reinforcing mesh testing requirements has opened today, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
IHC subsidiary Accessible Properties has been chosen as the preferred provider to take over the ownership of Housing New Zealand’s properties in Tauranga, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
The Reserve Bank is deferring the start of the proposed changes to investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) nationwide from 1 September to 1 October 2016, based on feedback from the banking industry from its recent consultation on the proposals.
“There are good and bad aspects of the Greens’ Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill which was selected from the ballot today” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.
During the July/August period, Andrew King has been interviewed by a variety of media about the minimum standards for rental properties which came into force on July 1, about the Labour Party policy announcements. changes in Reserve Bank policy on levels of LVR for property investors, and the Green Party's housing bill. Six NZPIF media releases have been distributed on these issues as well.
I was expecting this year to be relatively quiet on the advocacy front, but oh boy, how wrong I was.
The Government is increasing the income and house price caps of the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme to ensure it meets its objectives of helping New Zealanders buy their first home, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
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