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Tag: federation reports

Andrew King, NZPIF Executive Officer, reviews the possible effects of the policies of the new Government

The election has been decided and our industry is in for a large amount of change.
09-11-2017 more >>

Andrew King, NZPIF Executive Officer, reviews the possible effects of the policies of the new Government

The election has been decided and our industry is in for a large amount of change.
09-11-2017 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 >>

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 >>

Public submissions have be called for RTA Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) covers three key areas - unlawful rental properties, meth in rental properties and fixing up the debacle of tenants not being responsible for damage that they cause.
09-08-2017 more >>

Renting out unlawful premises

Building and Construction Minister, Nick Smith, recently introduced the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (no 2). While the part seeking to address the situation of tenants not being responsible for accidental damage they cause has received a lot of attention, there is another significant part to the Bill. This relates to landlords renting out unlawful premises.
09-07-2017 more >>

Labour's tax policy 2

In the April I wrote about Labour confirming they would remove the ability to deduct tax losses from property against other forms of income. Unfortunately they recently made it official at their annual conference.
09-06-2017 more >>

Homes are more affordable

An NZPIF study shows that while it is hard for first home buyers to get into their first home, it has always been this way.
09-05-2017 more >>

Homes are more affordable

There continues to be a large number of media articles talking about the "housing crisis" and people being tenants for life. I'm sure that the people saying that home ownership is not achievable for young people are doing this with the best intentions, but they are giving these people the wrong message.  Ironically, by trying to stand up for first home buyers they are likely putting them off even trying to achieve their first home.
03-05-2017 more >>

Labour looks to restrict negative gearing for rental properties

Labour leader Andrew Little has confirmed that in addition to increasing the Bright Line Test for rental property from two to five years, Labour will also remove negative gearing for rental property.
03-04-2017 more >>

Byelection in Mt Albert

I live in a part of the Mt Albert electoral area. As you read this, the results of a byelection in my area would have been announced. It is an interesting byelection as National are not putting forward a candidate, but Gareth Morgan's new Opportunities Party is.
03-03-2017 more >>

Has it ever been as hard for first home buyers?

For the last few years we have been inundated with media articles and opinion pieces on how we have a housing crisis and that the young are doomed to be tenants for life.
16-02-2017 more >>

Happy New Year

I hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year.
17-01-2017 more >>

Positive end to the year

This year has been quite a tough one for our industry, at least politically. The Reserve Bank has made financing rentals much harder, the courts have made us pay for our tenants damage and meth has continued to take off and act like a grenade being thrown around threatening to blow up our investments.
07-12-2016 more >>

Osaki change being considered by Government

The NZ Property Investor's Federation annual conference was recently held in New Plymouth and was an outstanding success.
07-11-2016 more >>

Tenants' liability for damage 2

In last month's article I discussed the ramifications of the court's decision to exemplify tenants from responsibility for any damage that they cause to their rental property.
07-10-2016 more >>

Tenants' liability for damage

n 2009, a tenant called Mrs Osaki left a pot of oil unattended on the stove. A fire broke out that caused over $200,000 of damage. The property was repaired through the owners insurance, but the insurance company decided to seek the cost of the damage from the Osaki's.
07-09-2016 more >>

Advocacy during 2016

I was expecting this year to be relatively quiet on the advocacy front, but oh boy, how wrong I was.
07-08-2016 more >>

Get you rinfo on the NZPIF app

A key benefit of belonging to a Property Investors’ Association is access to special pricing deals by a number of companies. You can save money on a variety of goods and services that all property investors need, including DIY products, insurance, mortgages, smoke alarms and various subscriptions to data.
07-07-2016 more >>

We don't need more regulation

Last month I wrote about house prices rising and the calls for more regulation. Unfortunately the calls for more regulation have been heard and the Reserve Bank is looking to introduce loan-to-income restrictions for mortgages.
07-06-2016 more >>

We don't need more regulation

Last month I wrote about house prices rising and the calls for more regulation. Unfortunately the calls for more regulation have been heard and the Reserve Bank is looking to introduce loan-to-income restrictions for mortgages.
15-05-2016 more >>

No regulation needed

The house sale statistics for March came out recently and showed that Auckland prices had risen after falling for several months. Other areas around New Zealand are also seeing house price increases and a new wave of media property angst developed.
10-05-2016 more >>

Adding insulation not cost effective

Over the last month or so, the NZPIF has attended workshops on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, more commonly known as "Minimum Standards for Rental Properties". We have also made two written submissions and attended a select committee hearing on the Bill.
10-04-2016 more >>

Insulation tax deductions

Due to insulation becoming compulsory in July, the NZPIF believe that the cost of the insulation should be tax deductible. To confirm this, last year the NZPIF requested clarification from the IRD.
22-02-2016 more >>

Heavy handed UK rental taxes

New Zealand is not the only country where people think that rental property owners are forcing people to be tenants. The UK Government has introduced tax changes aimed at forcing people out of owning rental property (termed buy-to-let in the UK) and reducing competition for first home buyers.
25-01-2016 more >>


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