New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

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Email: www@nzpif.org.nz

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Federation News

Massey University June Home Affordability report

Decline in affordability for all New Zealand regions except Canterbury and Westland
20-07-2017 more >>

Andrew King outlines the important aspects of the new Standard for meth contamination

The NZPIF is very pleased that the new NZ Standard for testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties has been released.
18-07-2017 more >>

$1b infrastructure fund accelerates housing supply

The allocation of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund today is another milestone in the Government’s plan to increase housing supply for a growing New Zealand, Prime Minister Bill English says.
11-07-2017 more >>

Markets outlook from the BNZ

Meanwhile, we are keeping an eye out for the Real Estate Institute’s residential results for June, which could well come to the public gaze by the end of this week. Recent housing market trends show prices, generally, to be going sideways in Christchurch, modestly down in Auckland and up almost everywhere else
10-07-2017 more >>

MBIE launches online housing market dashboard

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the Urban DevelopmentCapacity Dashboard – a one-stop, open-source tool of housing market indicators such as prices and rents, the number building consents granted relative to the growth in population; and the recently released Housing Affordability Measure (HAM).
07-07-2017 more >>

Finding a value for sunshine

It is a truth commonly acknowledged that a house that gets more exposure to sunlight is more attractive, especially in ‘temperate’ climates like New Zealand’s. Until now, however, the value of that sunshine has not been calculated.
29-06-2017 more >>

New meth contamination and testing standard

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say.
29-06-2017 more >>

New NZ Standard for meth contamination released today

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
29-06-2017 more >>

Insulation grants extended till end of June 2018

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health need tenants, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Warm Up New Zealand programme extended until the end of June 2018.
28-06-2017 more >>

OCR remains unchanged at 1.75 percent

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based.  However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty.
23-06-2017 more >>

Seminars for landlords and tenants

Renting seminars are returning in 2017 to help landlords and tenants better understand changes to tenancy laws and how to put them into practice.
21-06-2017 more >>

NZPIF is very pleased to announce a new business partnership - with GForce We Install

G-Force We Install specialises in providing a nationwide insulation and smoke alarm assessment, supply and installation service for rental property owners and managers to ensure that their properties meet the new requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA).
19-06-2017 more >>

Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
16-06-2017 more >>

Avoid being scammed

The TINZ stress test for tenant checks is better than ever
15-06-2017 more >>

Minister welcomes DTI consultation

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed the release of the Reserve Bank's consultation document on the use of Debt to Income ratios for mortgage borrowers as an additional macro-prudential tool.
10-06-2017 more >>

Reserve Bank publishes consultation on debt to income (DTI) limits

The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper seeking feedback on serviceability restrictions such as debt to income (DTI) limits being added to its macro prudential toolkit.
09-06-2017 more >>

NZ's financial system is sound but continues to face risks

New Zealand’s financial system remains sound and the risks facing the system have reduced in the past six months, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today when releasing the Bank’s May Financial Stability Report.
31-05-2017 more >>

What does the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (2) mean for property investors?

Andrew King takes you through the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (2) introduced to Parliament on 23 May 2017 for its first reading.
26-05-2017 more >>

Increase will benefit low income families

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) congratulates the Salvation Army for their advocacy work that has seen the accommodation allowance increase for low income families.
25-05-2017 more >>

Delivering for New Zealanders

Budget 2017 is delivering for New Zealanders with significant investments in public services and infrastructure, and a Family Incomes Package that will help them get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.
25-05-2017 more >>

RTA Amendment provides protections and clarity for tenants and landlords

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
23-05-2017 more >>

Tenants' liability for damage

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Government is taking action to remedy the situation of tenants not being responsible for damage they accidently cause in rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF
23-05-2017 more >>

What are the consequences of meth in rental properties?

The consequences of meth in rental properties have been escalating over the last few years. Fortunately it isn't the actual health consequences of meth in rentals (except for those actually consuming the stuff) but uninformed fear of what meth residue can do and the potential for highly expensive remediation if it is discovered in your rental.
22-05-2017 more >>

Government to build 34,000 new houses for Auckland

The Government today has announced a Crown land and building programme that will see tens of thousands of new houses built in Auckland over the next decade.
16-05-2017 more >>

Pessimism in the housing market according to new ASB Housing Confidence Survey

The new report prepared by Kim Munby ASB economist says that Price expectations continue to fall around New Zealand.
15-05-2017 more >>


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