New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry
Thank you to everyone who participated in the NZPIF Membership Survey. The results indicate that collectively, members of Property Investors' Associations around NZ own $1.6b worth of rental property. Read a summary of the survey results and download a full report.
With house prices and interest rates increasing, it is no surprise that housing affordability is falling. This is likely to continue for a number of years and was confirmed by the latest Home Affordability report by Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit.
The Prime Minister and REINZ Chief Executive, Helen O'Sullivan were on 3 News talking sense on housing affordability. It is an excellent video to watch.
The Reserve Bank had planned to bring in new rules on 30th June regarding the classification of rental property owners with five or more properties. Thi shas now been delayed ill December 2014.
The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has researched changes in Housing Affordability from 1985 to today, to examine if home ownership has become unattainable for young New Zealanders. Results are in the table below.
Government funding for Free insulation is available for landlords. EECA tell us who is eligible and how to get access to Free Insulation.
Housing New Zealand Chief Executive, Glen Sowry, today outlined his vision for the Corporation as the environments in which it operates look set for significant change.
The Auckland Property Investors’ Association (APIA) rejects characterisation by the New Zealand Institute Of Economic Research (NZIER) of New Zealand being ‘one of the least renter-friendly regimes in the OECD’.
Legislation amending councils’ ability to charge development level fees passed into law this evening after the Government completed it Budget’s process for the year.
Innovative ways to create better communities and improve the performance of existing buildings will be discussed by national and overseas speakers at the Building a Better New Zealand conference in September.
Statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
The latest interest rate rise will hit the fragile regional economies of New Zealand and hurt exporters by putting more upward pressure on the exchange rate, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
A recent report by the OECD claimed that NZ property prices were 61% over valued when compared to rental prices. However another way to look at this statistic is that rental prices in New Zealand are too cheap.
Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia today announced the establishment of a National Māori Housing Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) to co-ordinate strategic Māori housing policy across government
Thomas Chin has written this summary for the NZPIF.
This article is the opinion of KPMG Tax Partner Tony Joyce.
Official Information shows that the perception that rental property owners don't pay tax is wrong.
The new Insight from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZEIR) by Shamubeel Eaqub and Kirdan Lees says that the Bank of England's new approach to managing financial stability risks is better targeted than New Zealand's loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions
Property Council is concerned with Watercare’s increase of its Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGC) and consequential impacts on development costs and housing affordability.
Ohariu MP and Leader of UnitedFuture Hon Peter Dunne welcomed today’s joint announcement between the Government and Wellington City Council to open up more areas for housing in the Wellington region.
A Wellington Housing Accord has been proposed between the Government and council to facilitate increased supply of housing in the capital, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown announced today.
Over the last month I have spoken at Property Investor Associations about political policies affecting our industry. It wasn't good news on the whole and I have been asked by a number of younger investors' if it is still worth investing in rental property.
A recent survey of the members of property investors’ associations, undertaken by the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF), revealed that a high proportion were insulating and heating their rentals.
The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 3.25 percent.
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