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

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News & Updates

Recent updates

Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Tenant checking on TINZ is good value for members of Associations

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.

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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

New mortgage lending data by borrower type.

The Reserve Bank started collecting these statistics in August 2014. The statistics were updated on 26 November

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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Returning to a more gradual but sustainable pace

Shamubeel Eaqub comments on the NZIER Quarterly Predictions, December 2014

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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Smoke alarms in rental properties

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.

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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

Solid progress in getting the basics right

Housing New Zealand has made solid and tangible progress over the last year, Chief Executive Glen Sowry says.

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Monday, Nov 17, 2014

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

A new FastTrack Resolution service will be available from today to all landlords and tenants

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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Minister welcomes insulation of houses in Auckland

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.

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Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Not appropriate to ease LVR restrictions yet

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.

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Monday, Nov 10, 2014

Thomas Chin reports on political and regulatory news in Ocotber

This is the monthly report which summarises political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property market.

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Friday, Nov 07, 2014

HARRY LAWSON CUP AWARDED TO MANAWATU PIA

The Harry Lawson Cup is awarded annually by the NZPIF in recognition of the most outstanding PIA for the year.

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Friday, Nov 07, 2014

ANZ Residential Property Investment survey

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.

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Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014

Sale of state houses not a catalyst for higher rents

Andrew King says it is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents.

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Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014

Questionable use of tax payers' money

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.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Post Election Property Politics

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.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Listed Property Funds: Don't take property advice from a financial planner

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.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Interest rates unchanged

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.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Labours leadership contest: Good news for Capital Gains Tax?

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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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Carmen Vicelich, property information service Valocity, on OCR rate hold

Carmen Vicelich is the managing director of Vicelich

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Land supply enquiry

Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing.

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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Record migration numbers

The year to September 2014 saw the highest net increase in migration since 2003. Read about why they came here and where they went

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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

Statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014

UK's largest residential property investor headlines NZ Property Conference

Kevin Green was a very informative and entertaining speaker at the 2014 NZPIF Conference 17-19 October

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Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Nelson landlord wins national award

Lyn Marshall of Nelson became the 2014 Landlord of the Year at the NZPIF 2014 Conference on Saturday 18 October

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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Thomas Chin's Post Election Report

John Key will lead a National coalition administration for another 3 years

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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

Falls in homes reduced

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

World-first study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Is a rental property WOF the right solution

On the even of the General Election there has been more lobbying for a rental property WOF

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Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

In a statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, the Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent.

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Tax changes will affect tenants

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) has studied the potential effects of both a CGT and ring fencing rental property losses. These two policies will have a direct and major impact on rental prices.

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Labour's housing policy

The NZ Property Investor’s Federation is pleased that Labour will engage with them in talks about improving tenure for tenants.

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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Rent affordability threatened

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated.

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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families.

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Support of capital gains tax misguided

Nearly half of the respondents to TV One’s Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them.

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

1.4 million renters to benefit from Greens housing policy

The Green Party has announced today that its key housing policy for the election is to deliver healthy houses for our poorest children by improving the quality of rental accommodation and rights of tenants

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Monday, Aug 25, 2014

First home buyers need deposit help

The National Party’s housing policy correctly focuses on assisting a first home buyer to raise the deposit to build a new home.

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year

This is backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the Government’s economic programme, according to Treasury’s Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update issued today.

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Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Better solutions for child health than a WOF

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has recently called for a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties because of rising rents, overcrowding plus poor and deteriorating rentals.

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Friday, Aug 15, 2014

House price expectations remain elevated

ASB Housing Confidence survey three months to July

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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.

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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.

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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

July real estate market in winter mode

Helen O'Sullivan confirms that the real estate market is firmly in winter mode at present with listings low an activity muted across the country

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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

July real estate market in winter mode

Helen O'Sullivan confirms that the real estate market is firmly in winter mode at present with listings low an activity muted across the country

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Thursday, Aug 07, 2014

Best rentals for tenants

A survey undertaken by the NZ Property Investors' Federation has highlighted the professionalism of Property Investor Association members.

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Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014

Political Update for July from Thomas Chin

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

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Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014

NZPIF Membership Survey 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the NZPIF Membership Survey. The results indicate that collectively, members of Property Investors' Associations around NZ own $1.6b worth of rental property. Read a summary of the survey results and download a full report.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Massey Housing affordability report - June 2014

With house prices and interest rates increasing, it is no surprise that housing affordability is falling. This is likely to continue for a number of years and was confirmed by the latest Home Affordability report by Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Prime Minister says rents too low

The Prime Minister and REINZ Chief Executive, Helen O'Sullivan were on 3 News talking sense on housing affordability. It is an excellent video to watch.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Reserve Bank postpones introduction of new 5+ property rule

The Reserve Bank had planned to bring in new rules on 30th June regarding the classification of rental property owners with five or more properties. Thi shas now been delayed ill December 2014.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

New study into Housing Affordability

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has researched changes in Housing Affordability from 1985 to today, to examine if home ownership has become unattainable for young New Zealanders. Results are in the table below.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Is your rental eligible for free insulation?

Government funding for Free insulation is available for landlords. EECA tell us who is eligible and how to get access to Free Insulation.

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