Labour's housing policy The NZ Property Investorâ€™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 Investorsâ€™ 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 Oneâ€™s Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them. 27-08-2014 more >>
High levels of insulation in rental properties A recent survey of the members of property investorsâ€™ associations, undertaken by the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF), revealed that a high proportion were insulating and heating their rentals. 20-06-2014 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 >>
Labour to Ring Fence rental property losses Among the detail in Labourâ€™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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 arenâ€™t necessary, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. It was yesterday revealed that a trial of WOFs for rental properties â€“ both private and council-owned â€“ 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 >>