New Zealand Property Investors' Federation

The NZPIF is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

(027) 357 9243

www@nzpif.org.nz

News & Updates

Recent updates

  • 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.
    03-09-2014 more >>
  • Rent affordability threatened
    The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated.
    02-09-2014 more >>
  • 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.
    28-08-2014 more >>
  • 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.
    27-08-2014 more >>
  • 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.
    25-08-2014 more >>
  • 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.
    18-08-2014 more >>
  • Best rentals for tenants
    A survey undertaken by the NZ Property Investors' Federation has highlighted the professionalism of Property Investor Association members.
    07-08-2014 more >>
  • Rental property owners confirmed as tax payers
    Official Information shows that the perception that rental property owners don't pay tax is wrong.
    02-07-2014 more >>
  • High levels of insulation in rental properties
    A recent survey of the members of property investors’ associations, undertaken by the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF), revealed that a high proportion were insulating and heating their rentals.
    20-06-2014 more >>
  • Property Group has new head
    Experienced investor Terry le Grove is the new President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
    05-06-2014 more >>
  • Property Group supports IRD tax education
    A commonly held, but incorrect, belief is that rental property owners in New Zealand don't pay tax. This causes confusion for the general public and may lead first time landlords to have wrong information on their tax obligations.
    03-06-2014 more >>
  • OECD housing report shows rents too cheap
    The latest OECD Housing report claims that New Zealand house prices are 70% too high compared to rental prices. There are a number of reasons why this is inaccurate.
    20-05-2014 more >>
  • Labour to Ring Fence rental property losses
    Among the detail in Labour’s Monetary Policy Upgrade is ring-fencing of losses made in the early years of rental property ownership. A similar policy has been tried, failed and reversed in Australia. In the 2 year period it was law, Australian rents rose by over 25%.
    05-05-2014 more >>
  • Rents could go up by 25% under Labour
    Among the detail in Labour’s Monetary Policy Upgrade is ring-fencing of losses made in the early years of rental property ownership.
    30-04-2014 more >>
  • Capital Gains Tax not a solution
    The association representing Kiwi landlords is disappointed the Labour Party is misleading the public about their proposed capital gains tax, which they plan to apply to all asset classes except the family home.
    14-04-2014 more >>
  • Rental property owners not to blame
    Kiwi landlords are not to blame for a decrease in Kiwi home-ownership.
    28-03-2014 more >>
  • Investors support focus on insulation and heating
    The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) supports the focus on heating and Insulation in Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill.
    25-03-2014 more >>
  • WOF an insult not a protection
    The national federation representing Kiwi landlords is warning against progressing with the flawed rental WOF scheme, claiming its trialed roll-out is raising serious concerns for both tenants and landlords.
    17-03-2014 more >>
  • Buyers and investors leave market
    The REINZ information shows that property investors as well as first home buyers have left the market.
    12-03-2014 more >>
  • Property investors provide a service and fill the gap
    The census document NZ in Profile 2014 and the findings of the BNZ/REINZ Residential Market Survey hint at a disturbing trend regarding home ownership in this country. Overall the residential market is improving compared with the findings of the previous BNZ/REINZ survey.
    19-02-2014 more >>
  • State house WOF
    Housing New Zealand properties are paid for by taxpayers and it is these taxpayers who will end up paying for any cost increases in providing HNZ tenants with accommodation.
    19-02-2014 more >>
  • Cheaper power not a general WOF achieves warm homes
    According to the report by Sapere Research Group released on Monday, the NZ Power proposal of the Labour and Green Parties does little to address the issue of fuel poverty.
    14-02-2014 more >>
  • Housing affordability not so bad
    Demographia's latest survey of housing affordability paints a depressing picture for New Zealand. But is it as bad as Deographia make it out to be?
    21-01-2014 more >>
  • NZPIF: WOFs not the best approach
    Rental property warrants of fitness aren’t necessary, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. It was yesterday revealed that a trial of WOFs for rental properties – both private and council-owned – will start across the country in January. Councils said there were concerns that the housing stock was substandard and contributing to poor health.
    18-12-2013 more >>
  • Focus on insulation and heating rentals, not WOF
    A University of Otago study by medical students looked at 106 children admitted to Wellington hospital over winter. It found that the main cause for admission, 38%, was due to the effects of inhalation of second hand smoke.Other reasons were dampness (30%), mould (24%) and overcrowding (21%) in the home. The authors say that these findings support the need for a warrant of fitness on rental properties.
    14-12-2013 more >>

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