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

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Recent updates

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent.

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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Fewer expecting house price gains but see interest rates staying low

The latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey was released today

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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

The complete answer for warm dry homes

Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house. "In fact it isn't even half the answer" says NZ Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King

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Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Heavy handed UK rental taxes

New Zealand is not the only country where people think that rental property owners are forcing people to be tenants. The UK Government has introduced tax changes aimed at forcing people out of owning rental property (termed buy-to-let in the UK) and reducing competition for first home buyers.

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Friday, Jan 22, 2016

Number on social housing register continues to decline

The December 2015 Social Housing Register shows that better understanding applicant’s particular needs is housing more vulnerable people, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

Tony Alexander wriites his first BNZ weekly overview for 2016

Housing is one of the topics he covers.

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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

Rental prices in NZ are quite reasonable

It has been suggested that landlords are responsible for rental property overcrowding and even hot-bedding, but this is unlikely to be the case.

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Monday, Jan 18, 2016

A New Year offer from Unovent

By popular request from NZPIF members, the 25% price reduction for Unovent Home Ventilation Kitsets has become available until February 5, 2016, and is an exclusive offer for members of Property Investors' Associations affiliated to the NZPIF. It is for any size kitset (any number of room outlets) and for any quantity of kitsets.

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Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Cashing in on the baby boomer market

Late last year the Salvation Army published an interesting report into housing Baby Boomers. The report claimed there will be around 200,000 people who in 2030 will be aged over 65 years old and not own their home. That should interest all forward thinking rental property owners.

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Monday, Jan 11, 2016

Housing construction hits one billion dollars per month

The growth in residential building hit an all-time record of a billion dollars of work consented in a month for the first time ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith noted today in response to Statistics New Zealand building consent data.

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Monday, Jan 04, 2016

Rental Warrant of Fitness to be introduced this year in Wellington and Dunedin

He Kainga Oranga will measure how a WoF affects the rental market and tenant health in Wellington and Dunedin, compared with control cities Lower Hutt and Invercargill, which are not planning to introduce a rental WOF at this stage.

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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Government and Salvation Army dedicate new social housing site

As announced by the Government last week, more social housing from the community housing sector in Auckland is expected to deliver over 500 new places, with 87 places provided by The Salvation Army

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Sunday, Dec 13, 2015

Aging populations and regional decline

Natalie Jackson has written this paper as part of the AUT series of Briefing Papers begun in 2014.

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Are you paying too much for insurance?

The NZPIF has researched the property insurance market and found that some policies are not targeted for rental property and cost over 40% more than others.

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Official Cash Rate reduced to 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent.

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Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015

New report on retirement village industry by JLL

The report highlights the remarkable opportunities for growth and expansion within the retirement village industry.

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Friday, Dec 04, 2015

Report on homeless elderly

This Salvation Army report outlines the accommodation needs of the elderly in the future.

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Thursday, Dec 03, 2015

New law and regulations on smoke alarms and insulation

The Government introduced to Parliament today the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and also released for consultation the associated proposed regulations for insulation and smoke alarms, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced.

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Thursday, Nov 26, 2015

Resource legislation introduced to Parliament

The Government introduced to Parliament today its substantive Bill overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) to support business growth and housing development while also ensuring more effective environmental management, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced.

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Friday, Nov 20, 2015

Expressions of interest taken from Community Housing Providers

Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett are pleased to announce the Government is now taking Expressions of Interest from Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to transfer social housing in Invercargill and Tauranga.

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Being the voice of landlords and property investors

One of the roles of NZPIF is to make sure the views of members of all affiliated Associations are heard. Andrew King has been interviewed nine times over the last two months and two media releases have been circulated.

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Time to get online with Tenancy Services

You can now go online to tenancy bond lodgements and Tenancy Tribunal applications

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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

Political Update for November 2015

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry.

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Friday, Nov 13, 2015

New Homestar rating tool for apartments

A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes.

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Thursday, Nov 12, 2015

FastTrack Resolution

Tenancy Services has a dispute resolution service for landlords and tenants making it faster and easier to formalise a rent arrears or debt-related agreement if the two parties involved in the dispute have reached agreement prior to filing a Tenancy Tribunal application.

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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015

Risks facing financial system have increased

New Zealand’s financial system continues to perform well despite a deterioration in the outlook for global financial stability and increased risks related to the dairy and housing sectors, Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, said today

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Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

Comparing cycles

Andrew King was the first presenter at the 2015 NZPIF Conference and was asked to update attendees on the property market and where we are in the cycle. He said it was very interesting to do the research and see how different this cycle is behaving compared to previous ones.

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Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

Meth users stopping vulnerable from getting state homes

P-users are delaying vulnerable people from getting access to social housing and have forced Housing New Zealand to demolish 14 contaminated homes in three years, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

LVR restrictions Fact Sheet

Here is a guide to borrowers

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Saturday, Nov 07, 2015

Ground-breaking new policy to make homes cheaper

Labour’s ground-breaking new policy on reforming planning rules will make housing more affordable, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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Thursday, Nov 05, 2015

Social housing changes to house people sooner

Changes to discourage people from refusing reasonable social housing offers will help house vulnerable New Zealanders sooner, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Monday, Nov 02, 2015

Tenancy bond payments go online next year

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the signing of a contract between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and information technology company Unisys to build a new system that will enable landlords to lodge tenancy bonds online.

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Sunday, Nov 01, 2015

New Zealand awarded excellence in community housing

New Zealanders have beaten stiff competition from Australia, picking up multiple awards at a ceremony celebrating excellence in community housing this week.

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Sunday, Nov 01, 2015

Landlords be ready - buy Brian Kerr's landlording books

As a landlord you never know what is around the corner. You can be ready for any eventuality if you have Brian Kerr’s books as your ready reference. Now is the time to purchase at sale prices.

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Friday, Oct 30, 2015

Building consents issued September 2015

Auckland and its surrounding regions have driven most of the recent growth in building consents for new dwellings, Statistics New Zealand said today

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Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Reserve Bank holds the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 2.75 percent

Global economic growth is below average and global inflation is low despite highly stimulatory monetary policy.

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Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

One person households fastest growing household types in NZ

One-person households are projected to be the fastest growing household type in New Zealand, increasing from 390,000 in 2013 to 580,000 in 2038, Statistics New Zealand said today. They will account for 27 percent of all households in 2038, up from 24 percent in 2013.

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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

Investors upbeat but worried by regulation - ANZ Property Investment Survey

Residential property investors are confident, have reduced debt ratios and are looking to buy more properties – but see government intervention as their biggest risk, according to the 2015 ANZ Property Investment Survey.

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Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

Paula Bennett on tenancy reviews, resetting expectations and fostering community ownership

In opening the Community Housing Aotearoa’s 2015 Conference, Paula Bennett outlined a number of issues

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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Dynamic, inspirational, entertaining.

Dolf de Roos was all of these and more. As the keynote speaker of the 2015 NZPIF, he began his first session with the advice “preach what you practise” and then proceeded to outline the variety and depth of his experience – his practise – in property investment. Here are some gems from his very wide ranging presentations during the weekend

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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Review of the rental market

Andrew King gave an excellent review of the rental market at the 2015 NZPIF Conference in Auckland on Saturday 17th of October.

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Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Premier landlord award goes south

Angela Strang is 2015 Landlord of the Year. She is a member of the Southland Property investors’ Association and was presented with this prestigious award at the annual NZ Property Investors’ Federation Conference held in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza on Sunday

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Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

Succeeding as a property investor and achieveing capital growth

Kesh Maharaj was a powerful speaker at the NZPIF Conference, sharing his ideas about the attitudes and systems which lead to success as a property investor. His presentation was brimming with excellent points about the systems new investors to plan and monitor the development of their portfolios

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Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

Buyer classification provides a new level of understanding

Jonno Ingerson has been analysing the housing market data in terms of who is buying what?

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Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

People in rental housing more likely to report housing problems

Renters were almost twice as likely to report a damp house problem as home owners in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Just under half of renters reported they had a problem with dampness or mould, compared with around one-quarter of home-owners.

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Monday, Oct 12, 2015

Auckland, Northland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty driving real estate market in September

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 8,174 dwelling sales nationwide in September 2015, up 38.3% on September 2014 and up 5.3% on the previous month, August.

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Sunday, Oct 04, 2015

Green Party's Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Despite the minimum standards not even being in law yet, the Green Party has already reignited the issue with their Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. A large part of this Bill is the call for a full WOF for rental property.

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Thursday, Oct 01, 2015

Gains of property sales targeted from today

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says the new bright-line test, which comes into force today, will improve compliance with the current residential land sale rules and help to ensure that people pay their fair share of tax on gains from property sales.

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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

Bill English speaks about housing affordability

He talks about the way that we approach economic policy in one area in particular – the housing market.

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Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Government seeks community input on social housing

Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development are looking to identify further opportunities for the supply or transfer of social housing, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

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