New Zealand Property Investors' Federation

The NZPIF is the umbrella body for 17 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

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News & Updates

Recent updates

  • Andrew King answers the claims made by Renters United
    Renters United recently published a blue print to change New Zealand's "broken" rental rules
    12-07-2018 more >>
  • Inspections - how often is 'normal'?
    Karen Withers, President of the Independent Property Managers Association, gives some insight into this question
    31-03-2018 more >>
  • Security of tenure for tenants
    One of the election topics within the housing realm was security of tenure for tenants.
    09-10-2017 more >>
  • Protection of tenant rights
    "It is important to protect tenant rights," said Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. "However, it is not correct to say that tenants have no rights in New Zealand and that tenancy laws need to be rebalanced towards the tenant".
    18-09-2017 more >>
  • Activity of two relatively new tenant advocacy groups. .
    These groups sent out a call to their supporter database and social media channels asking for peoples "stories" about how they found renting and the condition of their rental properties. They then interpreted these stories to produce a report of what renting is like in New Zealand.
    09-09-2017 more >>
  • Avoid being scammed
    The TINZ stress test for tenant checks is better than ever
    15-06-2017 more >>
  • TINZ in the news
    An advocacy group Renters United is worried the TINZ tenant checking system could be abused. TINZ allows landlords to rate tenants at the end of their tenancy and see how other landlords have rated applicants.
    04-02-2017 more >>
  • Proposal for an Osaki remedy
    Andrew King reports on the NZPIF has had meetings with Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and outlines all the discussion which is going on behind the scenes.
    18-11-2016 more >>
  • Good news on tenancy abandonment
    In a surprise move, Government is seeking to amend the RTA to improve processes for resolving tenancy abandonment cases. These are cases where the rent is in arrears and the tenant has vacated the property without giving notice.
    17-07-2015 more >>
  • 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
    07-06-2015 more >>
  • Rental housing for the older age group
    Private landlords will be encouraged to consider those in the 65+ age group to be a significant tenant group as the New Zealand population continues to age over the next few decades and home ownership trends change.
    03-05-2015 more >>
  • Higher returns for rentals with no contamination
    The experience of some landlords is that aware tenants are prepared to pay a premium for this reassurance.
    16-04-2015 more >>
  • Young New Zealand families moving house more than ever
    A new report from Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study has been released
    09-12-2014 more >>
  • Want to own a home - but not even looking
    New research by the Westpac-Massey University Fin-Ed Centre shows that while New Zealanders overwhelmingly want to own a home, most renters aren't even looking to buy in the current market.
    09-12-2014 more >>
  • Moving house affects children
    Many more families are now living in rental accommodation for significant periods of the first years of their children’s lives. A new report by the Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study shows that families living in private rental accommodation are the most likely to move in this early period of life.
    08-12-2014 more >>
  • 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.
    28-11-2014 more >>
  • 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.
    26-11-2014 more >>
  • Changing housing market demands more stringent tenant checks
    Make sure you don’t end up having a horse showering in your rental.
    03-02-2014 more >>
  • Tenant trouble pushes landlords to sell
    Many landlords are choosing to sell their properties because of bad experiences with tenants, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
    27-01-2014 more >>

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