Otago Property Investors Association Inc

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Email: otago@nzpif.org.nz

News & Updates

Recent updates

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

The ANZ Property Focus in August looks a the regions

Sales volumes, the median days to sell and annual house price inflation in July were all the strongest since 2007, with sales activity in the upper North Island strengthening

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Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Analysing claims for exemplary damages

Tenancy Tribunal statistics show that nearly 50% of the tenant applications against landlords contained a claim for exemplary damages from the landlord, while less than 0.5% of landlords applications were for exemplary damages.

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Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Regular Meeting

Guest Speaker: Philippa Howden-Chapman Philippa is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington. She is director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. She has conducted a number of randomised community housing trials in partnership with local communities, which have had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy. She has a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health and has published widely in this area, receiving a number of awards for her work. She is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group. Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor), Victoria Road, Dunedin - doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start

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Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Investor LVR limits to reduce financial system risk

The Reserve Bank expects new lending limits for Auckland property investors will reduce heightened financial system risk, and help moderate the Auckland housing market cycle, Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.

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Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Allow Member "Find" to show only recently lapsed members

The find option that shows lapsed members doesn't allow filtering or sorting to identify those who have recently lapsed. It would be useful to be able to set that option to only show recently lapsed members.

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Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Reserve Bank responds to submissions on LVR rules

The Reserve Bank today published a summary of submissions and final policy positions in regards to changes in the Loan to Value Ratio restriction rules (LVRs), and the asset classification of residential property investment loans in the Capital Adequacy Framework.

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Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Practical and elegant heating solutions from Infracomfort NZ Ltd

Infracomfort is a preferred supplier of home heating to members of Property Investors’ Associations.

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Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Preliminary findings of the 2015 NZPIF membershship survey

This survey was sent out in July to all members of property investors’ associations in New Zealand. 664 took part answering questions about the cost of providing rental property, heating and insulation and about landlords’ experiences with the Tenancy Tribunal.

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Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

NZPIF in the news in July and August

Media was a little less focused on property investors during July and August. However, the effects of announced policy on groups such as bach owners was highlighted. Also the Child Poverty Action Group remained unsatisfied by the Government announcements regarding heating and insulation and continued to call for a WOF for rental properties.

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Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Building code information to be more accessible

The Government is investing in a single website for all Building Code information to make it easier to access and comply with building regulations, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today

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Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Skype Screen Sharing

Skype accounts are free and screen sharing is a great way to get support and training when you both can't be in the same place.

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