New Zealand Property Investors' Federation
The NZPIF is the umbrella body for 17 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
Landlords committed to ensuring homes are warm this winterThe organization that represents New Zealand landlords has welcomed survey results showing that more than 96% of its membersâ€™ rental properties have met the insulation deadline for rental properties.
30-06-2019 more >>
The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent.The Reserve Bank Governor said that given the weaker global economic outlook and the risk of ongoing subdued domestic growth, a lower OCR may be needed over time to continue to meet our objectives.
26-06-2019 more >>
New research confirms higher number of insulation compliant rentalsOfficials believe a third of all rental homes won't be insulated in time for the deadline next week. However preliminary results from a NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) survey show that the real number of properties which are unlikely to meet the deadline is likely to be a lot lower.
25-06-2019 more >>
A complete plants package - without a hefty price tagLandscaping supplies can cost you an arm, and a leg as well as your patience. Adding up the price of plants, the time deciding which plants are right for the environment, not to mention the to-ing and fro-ing, loading and off-loading â€“ well, it can leave more than your budget broken. So, we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered thereâ€™s something like flat pack furniture, but for the outdoors. In short, itâ€™s a complete (and affordable) plants package that provides you with what you need to create an entire garden, including plants, shrubbery, flowers and trees.
20-06-2019 more >>
Privacy issuesAs many of you will know, The Privacy Commission recently decided to design and publish what landlords could and couldnâ€™t ask prospective tenants when looking to let out a property. Despite being just guidelines, it is likely that the Tenancy Tribunal would give the Commissionâ€™s ideas considerable standing.
19-06-2019 more >>
The facts about the Accommodation SupplementThe Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has called for Government to remove the Accommodation Supplement (AS) and significantly raise the incomes of all benefit recipients and low-wage workers. â€œCPAG claims that the AS keeps rental prices high however their own report disproves thisâ€ said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF).
11-06-2019 more >>
Proposed CGT impacted on housing views in three months to AprilThe latest ASB Housing Confidence report shows there was an impact on housing views from the proposed capital gains tax,
27-05-2019 more >>
No Capital Gains Tax is welcome newsThe Governmentâ€™s announcement that they are not going to introduce a Capital Gains Tax (GCT) was very welcome. It is disappointing, however, that they are being attacked for their sensible decision.
19-05-2019 more >>
Healthy Homes standards signed offThe final healthy homes standards were announced on 13 May and are now available on theÂ New Zealand Legislation website. The standards set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties and will be law from 1 July 2019.
13-05-2019 more >>
OCR reduced to 1.5%The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit.
08-05-2019 more >>
News from CoreLogicCoreLogic has the tools to assist property investors with their research
24-04-2019 more >>
NZPIF applauds the Government decision not to introduce capital gains tax"The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) applauds the decision not to introduce a capital gains tax" said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF. "This tax would have no effect on the housing market except to make rentals more expensive. This would be unfair on tenants".
17-04-2019 more >>
Check your events, news, and pages on mobileðŸ“± A significant number of our members view our website on their phones. Make sure your content looks good on a mobile device! And check the index page as well as the article itself.
03-04-2019 more >>
Tax Working Group reportThe Tax Working Group has released their report and as expected it is a comprehensive (except for the family home) Capital Gains Tax.
01-04-2019 more >>
Rentals are not undertaxedIn the Friday, 29 March Herald, Dominick Stephens said "property is more lightly taxed than other forms of investment". He quoted a Treasury and Inland Revenue report to back up his claim. That report was also used by the Tax Working Group. However economist Bevan Wallace found serious errors in the report and showed that the conclusion that rental property is undertaxed was wrong.
01-04-2019 more >>
OCR remains at 1.75%The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. Given the weaker global economic outlook and reduced momentum in domestic spending, the more likely direction of our next OCR move is down.
27-03-2019 more >>
Tenant advocate newsUnfortunately I am having to write this just before the Tax Working Group recommendations are released, which is a shame. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately) there are many topics affecting our industry which I can write about.
09-03-2019 more >>
Costs increasing faster than rental pricesThe latest Consumer Institute cost of living survey shows that general costs in providing rental property have increased faster than rental prices. In addition, wage increases were 66% higher than rental price increases.
04-03-2019 more >>
Capital gains tax reviewed by Tony Alexander, BNZIn his weekly review on February 28, Tony Alexander summarised the possible effects of the proposed capital gains tax
01-03-2019 more >>
Prospects for build to rent in NZA new report has been released by CBRE
01-03-2019 more >>
Warm, dry rentals are goodToday the Minister of Housing announced that rentals which will require a minimum standard for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage by 2024.
24-02-2019 more >>
Cautious cheer for buyers in ASB Housing Confidence SurveyHouse price expectations slipped again, according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey â€“ though the decline was less dramatic than in the October quarter.
15-02-2019 more >>
Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percentReserve Bank Governor says we expect to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and 2020. He adds that the direction of our next OCR move could be up or down.
14-02-2019 more >>
Massey University September Home Affordability reportThis report has just been published this month.
13-02-2019 more >>
Property wellness checkThe start of a new year is a good time to take stock of what is happening with your investments. Think of it like a wellness health check.
10-02-2019 more >>