New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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Andrew King says it is good news that Inland Revenue's strategy to track down tax avoiding property speculators is showing big dividends.
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is showing big dividends.
Results of the latest Massey University Home Affordability study have been released. While the report shows that affordability has deteriorated over the last 12 months, the level of deterioration is likely to be a surprise to many.
This monthly summary of political and regulatory news affecting the residential rental property industry includes comment on the Prime Minister's housing plan, the Reserve Bank plans and a Q & A on selling state houses
Inflation targeting has delivered price stability without reducing long-term growth, and remains the appropriate focus for monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today.
All the previous winners of Landlord of the Year have made a great deal of progress since winning the award
The Minister of Housing received a briefing paper from officials following the election. Part of the briefing was an overview of the housing and rental market.
Members of Associations affiliated to the NZPIF who are not using Tenant Information NZ for tenant credit checks are paying more that they need to do so for this service.
The Reserve Bank started collecting these statistics in August 2014. The statistics were updated on 26 November
Shamubeel Eaqub comments on the NZIER Quarterly Predictions, December 2014
Tenants Protection Association says recent calls for mandatory smoke alarm installations in rental properties is an opportunity for all parties to come together to improve the safety and quality of rental housing.
Housing New Zealand has made solid and tangible progress over the last year, Chief Executive Glen Sowry says.
A new FastTrack Resolution service will be available from today to all landlords and tenants
A recent report showed that Generation Y, those under 28, were increasingly believing that home ownership was unachievable and were spending their money on travel and shopping rather than saving for a deposit on a house.
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government and community organisations.
The New Zealand financial system remains sound and continues to operate effectively, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today when releasing the Bank’s November Financial Stability Report.
This is the monthly report which summarises political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property market.
The Harry Lawson Cup is awarded annually by the NZPIF in recognition of the most outstanding PIA for the year.
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.
Andrew King says it is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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