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

Phone: (03) 357 9243

Email: www@nzpif.org.nz

News & Updates

Recent updates

Monday, Nov 07, 2016

Osaki change being considered by Government

The NZ Property Investor's Federation annual conference was recently held in New Plymouth and was an outstanding success.

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Friday, Oct 28, 2016

President Terry le Grove's report to the AGM of the NZPIF 14 October 2016

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.

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Friday, Oct 21, 2016

ANZ/NZPIF Survey 2016 - key findings released in October

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

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Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Tenancy law change on damage claims being considered

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.

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Sunday, Oct 09, 2016

Hundreds helped into housing independence

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.

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Friday, Oct 07, 2016

Tenants' liability for damage 2

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.

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Friday, Sep 23, 2016

An update on tenants' liability for damage

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.

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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

The Reserve Bank today left the OCR unchanged

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent.

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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Government secures more emergency housing

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.

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Sunday, Sep 11, 2016

Social housing reform programme on track

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.

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Thursday, Sep 08, 2016

Housing legislation passes

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

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Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016

Tenants' liability for damage

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.

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Monday, Sep 05, 2016

Reserve Bank confirms nationwide restrictions on loans to property investors

The Reserve Bank today confirmed that new rules tighten restrictions on bank lending to residential property buyers throughout New Zealand.

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Friday, Sep 02, 2016

Next steps in earthquake-prone building policy

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released for consultation regulations approved by Cabinet on Monday for the new earthquake-prone building legislation.

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Thursday, Sep 01, 2016

Minister welcomes updated insulation standard

New guidelines on how to effectively install insulation are being welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Business sentiment strong

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

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Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Residual methamphetamine in rental properties - an update by Colin Comber

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:

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Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Auckland Unitary Plan notification welcomed

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.

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Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Steel mesh testing to be strengthened

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.

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Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Accessible Properties preferred provider in Tauranga

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.

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Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Reserve Bank defers start of proposed changes to investor LVR

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.

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Rights of the tenant versus rights of the landlord

“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.

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

NZPIF in the news in July and August

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.

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Sunday, Aug 07, 2016

Advocacy during 2016

I was expecting this year to be relatively quiet on the advocacy front, but oh boy, how wrong I was.

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Monday, Aug 01, 2016

Government raises KiwiSaver HomeStart caps

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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