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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Community housing: the Government needs to step on the accelerator

Community housing organisations say the government’s budget initiatives on housing are too timid – and won’t deliver the results needed.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Social housing reform bill passed into law

Law changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Housing reform Bill completes first reading

A bill reforming social housing law has completed its first reading under Urgency

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A super deal for the purchase of Thermoptek Sensor smoke alarms

NZPIF has negotiated a super deal for the purchase of Thermoptek Sensor smoke alarms. These smoke alarms are the same as installed by the NZ Fire Service

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Political report for April/May 2015

The following is a summary of the political or regulatory news or comment affecting the residential property market

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Property Investment has been hit with a double punch

Over the last week LVR limits for Auckland rental property owners up to 30% (don't laugh too hard in the provinces, you may be next) were announced by the Reserve Bank and the Government brought in an effective Capital Gains Tax called a Bright Line Test.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Capital gains tax aimed at speculators

“The NZ Property Investors Federation is comfortable with the Prime Minister’s announcement of a capital gains tax on property sold within two years,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

LVR restrictions will benefit rest of the country

New Zealand’s largest real estate company, Harcourts believes that the new LVR restrictions will do little to solve housing issues in Auckland but that the changes should provide some benefit to the rest of the country

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Friday, May 15, 2015

NZPIF in the news in April and May

Articles and opinions about the current state of the housing market continue to fill the media. NZPIF has been able to increase its profile as a credible commentator on all these issues culminating in 14 interviews on May 13 responding to the Reserve Bank’s announcements

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The 2015 Mixed Fortunes Report

The plight of some regions, and the challenge of doing something to improve their situation, is the key issue raised in the Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit’s latest report Mixed Fortunes.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Property is a hot topic

Andrew King discusses the issues related to housing

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Next steps in social housing reform announced

Tauranga and Invercargill have been selected as the first regions for the proposed transfer of Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) houses to registered Community Housing Providers (CHPs), Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Who will be the 2015 Landlord of the Year?

Sponsored by Ministry of Business Employment and Innovation (MBIE) once more, applications for 2015 Landlord of the Year are now open

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Education on property taxation required

“An educational campaign on property taxation should be funded with some of the extra money to target residential property speculators the IRD may receive in this year’s budget,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPI

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Rental housing for the older age group

Private landlords will be encouraged to consider those in the 65+ age group to be a significant tenant group as the New Zealand population continues to age over the next few decades and home ownership trends change.

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Friday, May 01, 2015

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

The Reserve Bank left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent on 30 April

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Way forward for Tāmaki regeneration announced

Ownership and management of approximately 2800 Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) properties at Tamaki will be transferred to the Tamaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) to encourage regeneration of the area, Finance Minister Bill English and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Annual consents top 25,000

New building consent figures released today by Statistics New Zealand confirm the strong progress being made in increasing housing supply, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Landlords say support tenants to make choices

Tenants should not be living in rentals such as the five selected for a visit last week by a Member of Parliament, “says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Facts show rent increases are modest

Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Home affordability report highlights two-track property market

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report underlines New Zealand’s “two-track housing experience”, says its author Professor Paul Gallimore from Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

New tenancy website launched

A new tenancy services website designed to be a one-stop shop for all tenancy-related advice, information and education has been launched today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Political report for March/April 2015

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

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Protecting people from living in unhealthy homes

A law, developed in the 1940s to protect people from living in unhealthy homes, could be used to require landlords to provide housing that is free from dampness, according to researchers from the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Proactive landlords provide healthy homes

“Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy,” said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Higher returns for rentals with no contamination

The experience of some landlords is that aware tenants are prepared to pay a premium for this reassurance.

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Effects of credit and population shocks on housing prices

The effects of population and credit shocks on housing prices are much more long term than has been previously realised, say Arthur Grimes and Sean Hyland of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Housing security - ownership or long term tenure

There is agreement that security of housing is a basic requirement but there is less agreement about the best way to fill this basic need.

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Rent guarantee changes housing market

A Tauranga residential property manager is ushering in a new level of professionalism in the rental housing market by guaranteeing the rent for any tenants his company puts into a property.

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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Reserve Bank wants greater attention given to housing market imbalances

The Reserve Bank today urged greater attention be given to reducing housing market imbalances that are presenting an increasing risk to financial and economic stability.

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Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Final Report of Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council's building consent functions

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the publication of the final report of the Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council’s building consenting functions

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Friday, Apr 10, 2015

NZPIF in the news in April

Here is a list of media releases and the times journalists have contacted NZPIF for comment on current issues. Also included is the response to the Reserve Bank’s consultation document on the possibility of new rules for property investors.

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Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015

Social housing coments unfounded

Comments from the State Housing Action Network that the Government is abdicating its responsibility to social housing tenants are completely incorrect, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015

Resources from the March 29 Communications meeting

Resources and power point presentations from the day have been distributed to participants but here is a list of items which can be sent to you.

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Investors say no strong evidence to change Reserve Bank rules

Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Submission to the Reserve Bank 31 March 2015

Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.

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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Nationwide residential property values for March have increased.

These residential property values have increased by 7.7% over the last year

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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

NZ economy -balancing risks

Risks and opportunities for the NZ economy are finely balanced says BusinessNZ Planning forecast

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Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Rental activity classed as a business in new Reserve Bank statistics

The Reserve Bank is publishing a new set of household balance sheet statistics compiled using international standards.

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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

$500,000 boost for emergency housing providers

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett today announced details of the Government’s funding boost for emergency housing providers, and a comprehensive funding review of the sector.

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Target those in real need

The Healthy Homes Bill was defeated last week and Peter Malcolm of Closing the Gap is completely wrong to say that Government rejected this bill to save landlords money.

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Salvation Army decides against buying Housing NZ stock

People’s Lives must be enhanced by housing transfer, says Salvation Army

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Salvation Army decides against buying Housing NZ stock

People’s Lives Must Be Enhanced by Housing Transfer, says Salvation Army

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Friday, Mar 20, 2015

NZPIF announces a new partner - Unovent® A cost revolution in home ventilation

The Unovent moisture reduction system is a game changer.

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Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Property investors meet in Wellington this month

Representatives of the 20 Property Investors’ Associations (PIAs) affiliated to the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) will gather in Wellington at the Airport Conference Centre on 29 March

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Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Cutting red tape

The Rules Reduction Taskforce has recently been appointed by the Minister of Local Government and they do want to hear about all the rules which get in the way of good ideas

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Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Reserve Bank targets property investors

On March 5 the Reserve Bank announced that new rules for loans for property investors were on the way

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Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Research into landlord motivations

This week MBIE asked for proposals to conduct research on the drivers of landlord motivation to upgrade and maintain their rental properties, where children in those properties may be at risk of rheumatic fever.

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Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

NZPIF in the news in March

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Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

Working smoke alarms contribute to safey of people and property

A joint statement by NZ Fire Service and NZPIF

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