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

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Questioning the Tax Working Group's property calculations

he Tax Working Group (TWG) appears to be showing an unbalanced approach to rental property investment, by using incorrect calculations and inconsistent assumptions to assess relative tax rates for different asset classes.
20-04-2018 more >>

How to get the most out of an accountant

Amanda Watt explains there is a lot you can do to reduce your accounting costs. You also need to consider what other value you might get from your accountant.
18-04-2018 more >>

Bright Line test is now in force

It will likely have passed by many people, however the Bright Line Test has passed through Parliament and received royal accent on 29 March so is now law.
18-04-2018 more >>

Rental prices continue to rise

Just released March rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year.
16-04-2018 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 >>

No good outcome from ring-fencing losses

Stuart Nash announced today that "In conjunction with the recently announced extension to the bright-line test, ring-fencing losses from rental properties would make property speculation less attractive and level the playing field between property investors and home buyers".
29-03-2018 more >>

Over half of rentals don't have a letting fee

More information about the experience of banning letting fees in other countries.
27-03-2018 more >>

Should letting fees be abolished?

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) doesn't think legislation to prohibit the charging of letting fees is required.
23-03-2018 more >>

OCR unchanged at 1.75%

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer:
22-03-2018 more >>

Bright Line test extension not a good idea

Property Investor Associations educate investors to buy and hold their rental properties for the long term. It is a shame that Labour are pushing ahead with increasing the Bright Line Test from two to five years, but it isn't the end of the world for most of us.
18-03-2018 more >>

Slow down in the market

Powered by CoreLogic data, the February QV House Price Index shows the late values resurgence witnessed in Auckland post-election subsided in February, dropping by 0.5%.
12-03-2018 more >>

Increasing costs for landlord is bad news for tenants

There appears to be a generally low opinion of people who provide rental properties for tenants to live in. People see it as an easy way to make super profits and yet only 7% of the population actually own rental properties. Why is that? The answer is that it isn't easy to provide a rental home for people in New Zealand and unfortunately it's getting even harder.
01-03-2018 more >>

Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey

The three months to the end of January show a game of two halves
20-02-2018 more >>

Lack of rental property supply

Recent information from Trade Me indicates that there is a lack of adequate rental property supply in many parts of New Zealand. There could be a few reasons for this.
18-02-2018 more >>

No immediate answers from Housing Stocktake

"The NZPIF agrees with the authors of the Housing Stocktake released today that private rental housing will continue to feature prominently in our future housing landscape", says Andrew King, executive officer.
12-02-2018 more >>

Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent

In a statement by Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer, the Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent.
08-02-2018 more >>

Tony Mounce Mortgages and Insurance becomes Principal Sponsor of 2018 NZPIF Conference

We are delighted to announce that the Principal Sponsor of this year's Conference.
29-01-2018 more >>

Build to rent could be the missing piece of the affordable housing puzzle

A UK build-to-rent housing model that treats residential tenancy similar to commercial tenancy could be one answer to New Zealand's inadequate rental stock.
29-01-2018 more >>

Unovent offers members 25% reduction until February 9

The 25% price reduction for Unovent® Home Ventilation Kitsets is an exclusive offer for members of Property Investors' Associations affiliated to the NZPIF.
27-01-2018 more >>

It will be a challenging year for rental property providers

It is the start of what is likely to be a challenging year for rental property providers. Hopefully you will have some time off work and while rest and recreation is important, it is also a good time to take stock of your investments.
18-01-2018 more >>

G-Force makes insulating your rental property as simple as 1-2-3

G-Force We Install is pleased to be able to offer NZPIF members a special national rate for supply and installation of ceiling and/or underfloor insulation to meet the new RTA requirements.
14-12-2017 more >>

Undue panic created around meth contamination of properties

Andrew King says the NZPIF agrees with the Minister of Housing's comments that there has been undue panic created around meth contamination of properties
10-12-2017 more >>

Annual household income has risen 50.5% since 2007

Household income and housing-cost statistics: Year ended June 2017­ was corrected on 8 December 2017.
08-12-2017 more >>

Healthy Homes Guarantee Act a milestone for New Zealand

Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, and the Health Homes Guarantee Act will help ensure that, said Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford.
01-12-2017 more >>

No new housing surge says Tony Alexander

The Reserve Bank surprised most people yesterday with its move to ease up the loan to value ratio (LVR) credit controls introduced in October 2013 then strengthened in October 2015 and July last year.
30-11-2017 more >>


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