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

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News & Updates

Recent updates

Monday, Nov 10, 2014

Thomas Chin reports on political and regulatory news in Ocotber

This is the monthly report which summarises political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property market.

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Friday, Nov 07, 2014

HARRY LAWSON CUP AWARDED TO MANAWATU PIA

The Harry Lawson Cup is awarded annually by the NZPIF in recognition of the most outstanding PIA for the year.

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Friday, Nov 07, 2014

ANZ Residential Property Investment survey

Once again there were some highly interesting findings in the annual ANZ Residential Property Investment Survey.Many thanks to ANZ for undertaking this research each year.

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Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014

Sale of state houses not a catalyst for higher rents

Andrew King says it is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents.

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Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014

Questionable use of tax payers' money

Andrew King questions the Government proposal to sell state houses to community housing providers at a discounted price and provide income related rents as well.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Post Election Property Politics

Property investors will be relieved that a capital gains tax and the proposal to ring fence tax losses are off the table for at least three years. But there are still some political activities that could affect the rental property industry. The Warrant of Fitness issue has still not been resolved, neither has the earthquake strengthening debate. The NZPIF has presented our case in both these areas.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Listed Property Funds: Don't take property advice from a financial planner

The NZ Herald recently had an article on "Giving up the day job" with a financial expert sharing some tips. It was a classic example of not taking property advice from a financial advisor. However it raises a good point about retiring property investors switching from building up an asset base to maximising their retirement income.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Interest rates unchanged

Interest rates are usually a rental property owners greatest expense, so it is crucial to keep up-to-date on what is happening now and in the future.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Labours leadership contest: Good news for Capital Gains Tax?

Radio NZ has said that the Labour Party looks likely to change its capital gains policy, irrespective of who wins the leadership election. While this appears to be good news for many New Zealander's, including tenants and rental property owners, is it really?

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Carmen Vicelich, property information service Valocity, on OCR rate hold

Carmen Vicelich is the managing director of Vicelich

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Land supply enquiry

Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Record migration numbers

The year to September 2014 saw the highest net increase in migration since 2003. Read about why they came here and where they went

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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

Statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014

UK's largest residential property investor headlines NZ Property Conference

Kevin Green was a very informative and entertaining speaker at the 2014 NZPIF Conference 17-19 October

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Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Nelson landlord wins national award

Lyn Marshall of Nelson became the 2014 Landlord of the Year at the NZPIF 2014 Conference on Saturday 18 October

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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Thomas Chin's Post Election Report

John Key will lead a National coalition administration for another 3 years

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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

Falls in homes reduced

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

World-first study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Is a rental property WOF the right solution

On the even of the General Election there has been more lobbying for a rental property WOF

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Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

In a statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, the Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent.

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Tax changes will affect tenants

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) has studied the potential effects of both a CGT and ring fencing rental property losses. These two policies will have a direct and major impact on rental prices.

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Labour's housing policy

The NZ Property Investor’s Federation is pleased that Labour will engage with them in talks about improving tenure for tenants.

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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Rent affordability threatened

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated.

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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families.

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Support of capital gains tax misguided

Nearly half of the respondents to TV One’s Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them.

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