New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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The Reserve Bank has today released a consultation paper proposing changes to loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) to further mitigate risks to financial stability arising from the current boom in house prices.
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.
Brian Fallow's extraordinary opinion piece against rental property owners demands a reply. His view has been fixed since he became a journalist and there appears to be no way that they will change. However New Zealand deserves to hear the complete story.
Last week Labour leader, Andrew Little, said he was announcing new measures that he maintained were aimed at traders and speculators, not investors providing rental accommodation. Labour is proposing to target rental property owners with an extension to the Bright Line Test and by banning negative gearing.
When asked by a journalist yesterday if any of Labour’s housing announcements would target investors, Andrew Little clarified that they would target speculators, "those looking to for short term gain in the housing market."
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 ratios (DTIs).
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.
Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF, looks into the facts behind the media hype
The Prime Minister today announced a new $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to accelerate the supply of new housing where it’s needed most, Finance Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.
Over May and June, Andrew King has been interviewed by representatives of the media on a number of occasions. First of all he was asked for comment on the housing aspects of the 2016 Budget. Then the change of the Tenancy law requiring minimum standards for rentals became the hot issue as the end of June approached.
Tenancy law changes covering smoke alarms, insulation, enforcement of standards and property abandonment come into effect tomorrow, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
It is worth looking at the heating options offered by Infracomfort. They have reduced pricing and have a new product to offer.
Grants of up to $5000 to cover costs involved in moving from Auckland will be available from Monday, 20 June, for eligible people who may want to relocate to other areas of the country but find cost a barrier.
National MP Andrew Bayly is proposing changes in the law to address the problem with methamphetamine-contaminated houses.
A recent CoreLogic report has claimed that 46% of property sales in Auckland over the last month were to investors. This figure was obtained by counting the number of properties bought by people who have an existing home. Apart from investing, there are many other situations where this may occur.
The NZPIF insurance providers - Initio and First Lane Insurance - have provided these eight tips for reducing risk as a landlord
The Government’s proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity will require councils to ensure land supply for housing and business keeps pace with growth, Environment, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passed unanimously by Parliament today requiring smoke alarms and insulation in rental properties will save 1000 lives during the next decade, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
The NZPIF is pleased to announce that it has negotiated a discount on MyRepublic’s fibre broadband plans for all members and partners of the Property Investors’ Associations nationally
Issues of concern to the media were rising rental prices, Labour's Bill on minimum standards, landlords being liable for unintentional damage by tenants, number of foreign buyers of houses and the 2016 Budget.
“It's great that the 2016 Budget has extended the Healthy Homes Initiative with an extra $18m,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
Budget 2016 is a forward-looking Budget that invests in a growing economy
The Government has a wide range of work underway to progress social housing reforms that will help the community housing sector grow and innovate, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett said today.
Two recent Tenancy Tribunal cases have increased the risk levels for landlords where P is found in their properties.
There are some reasonably simple steps you can take to improve your tenants living standards and better protect your rental property.
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