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Archive: 2015

Way forward for Tāmaki regeneration announced

Ownership and management of approximately 2800 Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) properties at Tamaki will be transferred to the Tamaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) to encourage regeneration of the area, Finance Minister Bill English and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.
30-04-2015 more >>

Annual consents top 25,000

New building consent figures released today by Statistics New Zealand confirm the strong progress being made in increasing housing supply, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
30-04-2015 more >>

Landlords say support tenants to make choices

Tenants should not be living in rentals such as the five selected for a visit last week by a Member of Parliament, “says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
28-04-2015 more >>

Facts show rent increases are modest

Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation
23-04-2015 more >>

Reserve Bank seeks to increase loan costs

Just before Christmas last year, the NZPIF had a meeting with Reserve Bank officials concerning comments made by the Reserve Bank Governor and their plans to increase the borrowing costs for rental property owners with five or more rental properties.
22-04-2015 more >>

Home affordability report highlights two-track property market

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report underlines New Zealand’s “two-track housing experience”, says its author Professor Paul Gallimore from Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.
22-04-2015 more >>

New tenancy website launched

A new tenancy services website designed to be a one-stop shop for all tenancy-related advice, information and education has been launched today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
22-04-2015 more >>

Political report for March/April 2015

The following is a summary of the political or regulatory news or comment affecting the residential property market.
20-04-2015 more >>

Protecting people from living in unhealthy homes

A law, developed in the 1940s to protect people from living in unhealthy homes, could be used to require landlords to provide housing that is free from dampness, according to researchers from the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.
17-04-2015 more >>

Proactive landlords provide healthy homes

“Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy,” said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
17-04-2015 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 >>

Effects of credit and population shocks on housing prices

The effects of population and credit shocks on housing prices are much more long term than has been previously realised, say Arthur Grimes and Sean Hyland of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
16-04-2015 more >>

Housing security - ownership or long term tenure

There is agreement that security of housing is a basic requirement but there is less agreement about the best way to fill this basic need.
16-04-2015 more >>

Rent guarantee changes housing market

A Tauranga residential property manager is ushering in a new level of professionalism in the rental housing market by guaranteeing the rent for any tenants his company puts into a property.
16-04-2015 more >>

Reserve Bank wants greater attention given to housing market imbalances

The Reserve Bank today urged greater attention be given to reducing housing market imbalances that are presenting an increasing risk to financial and economic stability.
15-04-2015 more >>

Final Report of Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council's building consent functions

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the publication of the final report of the Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council’s building consenting functions
10-04-2015 more >>

NZPIF in the news in April

Here is a list of media releases and the times journalists have contacted NZPIF for comment on current issues. Also included is the response to the Reserve Bank’s consultation document on the possibility of new rules for property investors.
10-04-2015 more >>

Social housing coments unfounded

Comments from the State Housing Action Network that the Government is abdicating its responsibility to social housing tenants are completely incorrect, Finance Minister Bill English says.
08-04-2015 more >>

Resources from the March 29 Communications meeting

Resources and power point presentations from the day have been distributed to participants but here is a list of items which can be sent to you.
08-04-2015 more >>

Investors say no strong evidence to change Reserve Bank rules

Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.
01-04-2015 more >>

Submission to the Reserve Bank 31 March 2015

Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.
01-04-2015 more >>


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