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

Phone: (03) 357 9243

Email: www@nzpif.org.nz

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Sunday, Jul 05, 2015

How many cold and damp houses do we really have?

The total rental housing stock in New Zealand numbers around 440,000, including approx. 60,000 owned by Housing Corporation of New Zealand. Judging from the recent ‘noise’ in the media about cold and damp houses an uninformed bystander could be forgiven for thinking every rental property in the country is in dire need of a ‘warm and healthy’ makeover.

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Thursday, Jul 02, 2015

Auckland continues to drive deterioration of home affordability

Massey University's Home Affordability Report - Quarterly survey June 2015, Volume 25, number 2

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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Home owners can pay property tax as well

An issues paper on the Bright-line test for sales of residential property, released yesterday confirms that some homeowners will have a Bright Line test applied against them.

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Monday, Jun 22, 2015

Insurance advice after severe flooding and weathr damage

As the clean-up begins after severe flooding and weather damage, the advice from the Insurance & Savings Ombudsman, Karen Stevens, is to contact your insurance company and take photos of the damage before you start your clean up.

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Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Minimum standards for rentals are coming

How will agreement be reached as to what these standards should be?

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Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Calls for removing mortgage tax deductibility

Rental property owners have continued to be the focus of all attempts to reduce house prices in Auckland. Some commentators have said we need to make it even harder for investors in order to stop house price rises and give first home buyers a chance. Rental property owners have continued to be the focus of all attempts to reduce house prices in Auckland. Some commentators have said we need to make it even harder for investors in order to stop house price rises and give first home buyers a chance. Tax deductibility of expenses is the latest issue that has been raised.

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Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

Political report for May/ June 2015

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

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Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015

Have you seen the new Tenancy Services website?

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment launched its Tenancy Services website on 22 April 2015. It is user friendly, helping tenants and landlords find out information they need related to tenancy services. This website replaces the tenancy and unit title information previously held on the www.dbh.govt.nz website. For more information go to www.tenancy.govt.nz.

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Monday, Jun 15, 2015

NZPIF in the news in May and June

Capital gains tax, a warrant of fitness for rental housing, the advantages of renting – these were some of the issues which were debated in the media over the last month

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Saturday, Jun 13, 2015

Property tax aimed at speculators

Our industry has been hit with a double punch over the last week. The Reserve Banks increasing LVR limits for Auckland rental property owners to 30% (don't laugh too hard in the provinces, you may be next) and the Government bringing in an effective Capital Gains Tax called a Bright Line Test.

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Thursday, Jun 11, 2015

Reserve Bank reduces Official Cash Rate to 3.25 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015

Landlords take the initiative

“The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has already acted to ensure that smoke alarms are readily available for members to install in their rentals. There is a special purchasing scheme for these alarms on the NZPIF website, “said Andrew King Executive Officer of the NZPIF.

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Monday, Jun 08, 2015

Study to help improve NZ's housing for children

Wellington-based researcher Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman has just received a $5 million programme grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to help improve New Zealand’s housing stock – particularly rental properties – for the sake of our children’s health.

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Sunday, Jun 07, 2015

Four different views on renting

On RadioNZ on Sunday 7 June Wallace Chapman’s show hosted four different viewpoints on renting .Those interviewed were Jane a Wellington renter, Shamubeel Eaqub NZIER economist, Kayla from an advocacy group for renters and Andrew King Executive Officer of the NZPIF

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Thursday, Jun 04, 2015

What would have saved Emma-Lita?

Our members, like many other people, would like to make sure that children such as Emma-Lita, who died in August last year, do not suffer as a result of their living conditions” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF)

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Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015

Submissions called for on Fire Services review

Proposals to improve support for volunteer, paid and rural firefighters and to ensure fire services meet community expectations are open for public feedback.

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Monday, Jun 01, 2015

What should the Fire Service look like in the future and how should it be funded?

Participate in the current review of the Fire Service before July 10

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

A further blow for landlords and their tenants

At ten to five on Friday afternoon, the start of a long weekend holiday, the Reserve Bank chose to announce proposals to increase the cost of borrowing for non-owner occupied residential properties.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

MBIE's confirmed organisational structure

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Chief Executive, David Smol has announced the final decision on MBIE’s organisational structure following consultation with its people

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NZ economy remains solid, growing at around 3% until 2017

Strong net migration, a booming Auckland and the Canterbury rebuild are boosting New Zealand’s economy

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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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