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

Friday, May 26, 2017

What does the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (2) mean for property investors?

Andrew King takes you through the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (2) introduced to Parliament on 23 May 2017 for its first reading.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Increase will benefit low income families

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) congratulates the Salvation Army for their advocacy work that has seen the accommodation allowance increase for low income families.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Delivering for New Zealanders

Budget 2017 is delivering for New Zealanders with significant investments in public services and infrastructure, and a Family Incomes Package that will help them get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RTA Amendment provides protections and clarity for tenants and landlords

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tenants' liability for damage

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Government is taking action to remedy the situation of tenants not being responsible for damage they accidently cause in rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF

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Monday, May 22, 2017

What are the consequences of meth in rental properties?

The consequences of meth in rental properties have been escalating over the last few years. Fortunately it isn't the actual health consequences of meth in rentals (except for those actually consuming the stuff) but uninformed fear of what meth residue can do and the potential for highly expensive remediation if it is discovered in your rental.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Government to build 34,000 new houses for Auckland

The Government today has announced a Crown land and building programme that will see tens of thousands of new houses built in Auckland over the next decade.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Pessimism in the housing market according to new ASB Housing Confidence Survey

The new report prepared by Kim Munby ASB economist says that Price expectations continue to fall around New Zealand.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Investors' tax benefits overstated

Labour has announced that they are removing the ability of rental property providers to offset losses. They call it a speculation tax loophole, but it is a tax provision available to all investments.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Property the biggest non-export industry in New Zealand

A new Property Council report confirms the economic importance of both commercial and residential property

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Selwyn Mexted's new book reveals all about his real estate money machine

Richard Woodd writes about the man, his new book and how it can assist you to create wealth through property.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Selwyn Mexted launches book

NZPIF President Terry le Grove was the introductory speaker at Selwyn Mexted's book launch in Hamilton on 9 May.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Homes are more affordable

There continues to be a large number of media articles talking about the "housing crisis" and people being tenants for life. I'm sure that the people saying that home ownership is not achievable for young people are doing this with the best intentions, but they are giving these people the wrong message.  Ironically, by trying to stand up for first home buyers they are likely putting them off even trying to achieve their first home.

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Monday, May 01, 2017

Will coastal properties become ineligible for insurance?

A new report by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research explores the effects of climate change on insurance.

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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Well maintained properties make good sense

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation promotes good maintenance of rental properties to its members. This makes good business sense as tenants of well-maintained properties are likely to stay longer, meaning lower vacancy rates,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer.

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Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Lowering the cost of installation for landlords

G-Force We Install specialises in providing a nationwide insulation and smoke alarm assessment, supply and installation service for rental property owners and managers to ensure that their properties meet the new requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA).

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Housing Foundation research on benefits of transitioning people into affordable home ownership

To our knowledge this is the first time that this research has been done in New Zealand. The FCSPRU report looked at 120 international studies and shows that there are statistically significant benefits to home ownership in health, employment, crime, welfare, economic and education outcomes

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

It's always hard to buy a home

“Many people claim that housing has never been less affordable and that it is an impossible dream for today's young people”, says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “While these well-meaning people believe they are standing up for young first home buyers, they may in fact be doing them a disservice.”

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Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Government releases EOI for Christchurch transfer

Today the Government issued an Expression of Interest to Community Housing Providers interested in taking over ownership of up to 2500 social houses in Christchurch. As part of this deal, the new provider will be required to provide at least 150 additional new social housing places.

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Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017

RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

Parliament will today debate the committee stage of a Bill that is the second phase of the Government’s substantial reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Monday, Apr 03, 2017

This time is different - cooling property market and higher interest rates

This monthly ANZ Property Focus publication provides an independent appraisal of recent developments in the property market.

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Monday, Apr 03, 2017

Labour looks to restrict negative gearing for rental properties

Labour leader Andrew Little has confirmed that in addition to increasing the Bright Line Test for rental property from two to five years, Labour will also remove negative gearing for rental property.

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Friday, Mar 31, 2017

Home building consents up in February

Home building consents rebounded in February 2017, but were up only slightly from February 2016, Stats NZ said today. A total of 2,418 new homes were consented in February 2017 – up 1.6 percent from February 2016.

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Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Watch a monthly undate from Jonno Ingerson of CoreLogic

This is the property and economic update for March 2017

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Friday, Mar 24, 2017

New landlord for 1140 Tauranga HNZ tenants

From next month, Accessible Properties will take over 1138 social houses and tenancies owned by Housing New Zealand. “This is the first regional, large-scale transfer of Government-owned social houses to a community housing provider. They are a major plank of our plan to improve social housing,” says Social Housing Minister Amy Adams.

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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent

A statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler

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Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team’s first successful prosecution of a landlord for renting a substandard property, under the Government’s tenancy law reform passed last year.

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Friday, Mar 10, 2017

The NZ Property Investors' Federation needs a crowd

If you are not a member of a local Property Investors' Association, read on and tell us what you would like as a member by taking our survey. If you are already a member, send this item on to a friend who is a property investor but not a member.

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Friday, Mar 03, 2017

Byelection in Mt Albert

I live in a part of the Mt Albert electoral area. As you read this, the results of a byelection in my area would have been announced. It is an interesting byelection as National are not putting forward a candidate, but Gareth Morgan's new Opportunities Party is.

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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Landlord's Insurance Q & A

What you need to know about insuring your investment property.

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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Tony Alexander looks at the population growth statistics

Statistics New Zealand this week released updated projections of population growth for NZ regions and local authority areas out to 2043. Almost all areas have seen improvements on the back of higher net immigration flows, but still there are 17 areas where population decline is projected. We republish their tables so people looking at the regions and perhaps investing outside the main centres can have realistic views on how much future demand for housing there may be.

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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Price expectations cool in line with a slowing housing market

This Housing Confidence report has been prepared by Kim Mundy, ASB economist

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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Finance Minister's outlook on the economy

In a speech to Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Steven Joyce says at a time when many parts of the world face significant political and economic risks, the outlook for New Zealand is positive. Businesses are investing, job growth is solid and wages are rising faster than inflation.

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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Has it ever been as hard for first home buyers?

For the last few years we have been inundated with media articles and opinion pieces on how we have a housing crisis and that the young are doomed to be tenants for life.

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Thursday, Feb 09, 2017

Official Cash Rate remains unchanged at 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler

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Sunday, Feb 05, 2017

Health and safety considerations for residential landlords

The current Health and Safety legislation imposes requirements on the landlords of rental property.

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Saturday, Feb 04, 2017

TINZ in the news

An advocacy group Renters United is worried the TINZ tenant checking system could be abused. TINZ allows landlords to rate tenants at the end of their tenancy and see how other landlords have rated applicants.

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Friday, Feb 03, 2017

Property Bright Line Test working well

“Recent CoreLogic data shows that flipping or rapid on-selling of houses is not as common as people may believe” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

Rental property providers reject accusation

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) rejects accusation made against rental property providers by the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust.

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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Happy New Year

I hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year.

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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

NZ Standards for Meth - public consultation and NZPIF policy

The draft NZ Standard for meth is now open for public consultation. Submissions close on 20 February 2017.

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Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

PM announces new Cabinet line-up

Prime Minister Bill English has today announced his new Cabinet line-up which builds on the success of the last eight years and provides new ideas and energy heading into election year.

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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016

Positive end to the year

This year has been quite a tough one for our industry, at least politically. The Reserve Bank has made financing rentals much harder, the courts have made us pay for our tenants damage and meth has continued to take off and act like a grenade being thrown around threatening to blow up our investments.

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Monday, Dec 05, 2016

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only take stock of the past 10 years, but to look forward.

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

More social housing for Auckland

A new social housing complex of 120 apartments is to be built on surplus Crown land and an adjoining Housing New Zealand site in Auckland in partnership with local iwi, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nick Smith have announced.

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Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Proposal for an Osaki remedy

Andrew King reports on the NZPIF has had meetings with Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and outlines all the discussion which is going on behind the scenes.

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Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Andrew King updates members on meth contamination.

The much anticipated report on acceptable levels of meth contamination was released recently by the Ministry of Health. The main finding of the report is that the current levels of acceptable meth contamination are to be amended.

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

MBIE investigation into building performance

A technical investigation into the performance of buildings such as Statistics House at CentrePort will be undertaken to help inform improved building regulation, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

Reserve Bank reduces OCR to 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

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Monday, Nov 07, 2016

Government injects another $300m into emergency housing

More emergency housing places, more support for tenants and more frontline staff have been funded in the next step in the Government’s comprehensive housing plan.

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