New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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Labour has reintroduced their Healthy Homes Bill which would make insulation and heating compulsory in rental properties.
Building is at a record high, with consents of $13.6 billion of residential and commercial work across New Zealand for the year to 31 March 2016, the largest investment ever in both nominal and real terms, new building consent data out today shows.
Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
A landlord who unwittingly bought a rental property contaminated with meth has had to refund the tenants the rent they had paid.
This new NZPIF app can be downloaded free and is designed to give members of Property Investors' Associations easy access to information about all the benefits to which they are entitled.
The Minister of Housing, Nick Smith, has announced the final look for regulations introducing minimum standards for rental properties. The actual title of the Bill is the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act.
Here are more details about the new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms in all residential tenancies if the Residential Amendment Act is passed into law.
An investigation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment into the collapse of a Castle Street balcony during a music concert on 4 March 2016, which resulted in injury to several students, has found the primary cause was overloading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today in releasing the report.
A 9.2% improvement in affordability is a key point in Massey University's latest Home Affordabilty Report
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act) came into effect this week. It is a complicated piece of legislation as it has to apply to many different circumstances throughout the country.
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced the launch of a new website, www.building.govt.nz, to make information on regulation of New Zealand’s $25 billion a year building industry more accessible.
This was a presentation in Auckland in which Tony Alexander decided that all nine points he mentioned do not represent a threat to the Auckland market
The NZ Property Investors' Federation generally supports the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which introduces minimum standards for residential rental properties.
A NZPIF Easter Special offer is made to all members. This is a 25% price reduction for Unovent Home Ventilation Kitsets which has become available until 25 April, 2016
Android phone users can now download the app showing information about sponsors
Many landlords are looking for definitive information about the number of smoke alarms required in their rentals
The Government has requested formal proposals from four respondents looking to purchase and manage social houses in Tauranga and Invercargill, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say
The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.25 percent
The Government has approved nine new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) proposed by the Nelson City Council that will fast-track 417 additional homes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has today announced details of the Government’s $2 million contribution to increasing the emergency housing supply in Auckland.
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Increased spending on maintenance by Housing New Zealand’s is making its Waikato properties better places to live, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says
This report is called "Moving Targets" and has a section on housing.
The Government’s wide-ranging support for Christchurch has ensured the city’s housing market is nearing recovery five years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today
Due to insulation becoming compulsory in July, the NZPIF believe that the cost of the insulation should be tax deductible. To confirm this, last year the NZPIF requested clarification from the IRD.
The question he asks is what things cause house prices to fall and are any of these things likely in the near future?
Jonno Ingerson, Director of Research at Corelogic NZ Ltd, says that Auckland values have dropped in the last month according to the latest QV house price index. Values in areas near Auckland continue to increase strongly while further South, things are a little patchier.
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent.
The latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey was released today
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
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.
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.
Housing is one of the topics he covers.
It has been suggested that landlords are responsible for rental property overcrowding and even hot-bedding, but this is unlikely to be the case.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Kendall provides some interesting insights into the context of rising house prices.
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.
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.
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
Natalie Jackson has written this paper as part of the AUT series of Briefing Papers begun in 2014.
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.
The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent.
The report highlights the remarkable opportunities for growth and expansion within the retirement village industry.
This Salvation Army report outlines the accommodation needs of the elderly in the future.
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.
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.
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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