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Archive: 2016

Warmer, safer rental home law passed

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passed unanimously by Parliament today requiring smoke alarms and insulation in rental properties will save 1000 lives during the next decade, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
31-05-2016 more >>

Announcing a new special deal for members

The NZPIF is pleased to announce that it has negotiated a discount on MyRepublic’s fibre broadband plans for all members and partners of the Property Investors’ Associations nationally
30-05-2016 more >>

NZPIF in the news during April/May

Issues of concern to the media were rising rental prices, Labour's Bill on minimum standards, landlords being liable for unintentional damage by tenants, number of foreign buyers of houses and the 2016 Budget.
29-05-2016 more >>

Coffee Club

Coffee club, started by Johnny Van Leeuween, attended by Brent Mathews and Andrew Morton most months. Andrew is now administering to enable members who like a chat about any property subject within a small informal group. Held last Sunday month Feb - Nov, at Plaza Café, situated on the University Plaza adjacent to the Forsyth Barr Stadium. If you would like to attend please email a.p.morton@xtra.co.nz
29-05-2016 more >>

Positives for housing in the budget do not go far enough

“It's great that the 2016 Budget has extended the Healthy Homes Initiative with an extra $18m,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
28-05-2016 more >>

Overview of 2016 Budget

Budget 2016 is a forward-looking Budget that invests in a growing economy
27-05-2016 more >>

Update regarding social housing transaction process

The Government has a wide range of work underway to progress social housing reforms that will help the community housing sector grow and innovate, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett said today.
27-05-2016 more >>

Consequences for landlords when P is found on their properties

Two recent Tenancy Tribunal cases have increased the risk levels for landlords where P is found in their properties.
26-05-2016 more >>

Keeping your rental dry

There are some reasonably simple steps you can take to improve your tenants living standards and better protect your rental property.
25-05-2016 more >>

North End Group

Apologies Mike Collins meeting has been postponed - look out for the new date. Instead we invite you to join Martin Hastie Senior Fire Fighter, Acting Station Officer and Michael Harrison Risk Management Officer; Fire Investigator. Deputy Proctor Andrew Ferguson current flatting issues and what he can do to help landlords. Student Voice - what do students want from the landlords - hear what they have to say.
24-05-2016 more >>

Hundreds of state homes already under construction

Hundreds of state homes already under construction Housing New Zealand is already building more homes than the Greens’ rushed policy proposed, and additional social houses are also being sourced from Community Housing Providers, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
23-05-2016 more >>

2016 NZPIF Conference a stimulating experience

Here is the background of three of the Conference speakers and each has a message which will sustain you during the following 12 months.
20-05-2016 more >>

Queenstown housing accord gathers pace

Progress is being made in tackling Queenstown’s housing shortage, with the second monitoring report showing the local council has more than met its first-year consents target, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
18-05-2016 more >>

Labour support on city limits welcomed

The new position by the Labour opposition calling for an abolition of city limits has been welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
18-05-2016 more >>

OPIA Property Hub

Come along and gain knowledge from a panel of experts who will analyze some property deals that real estate agents have on offer. Listen to the pros and cons of each aspect and decide whether you would be willing to make an offer on each property based on the variables discussed. Each person has a different approach to investing in property therefore you will go away with an open mind and some new ideas. Please bring along your membership card to use as your name tag and for entry to the meeting. Finger food will be provided.
17-05-2016 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 land tax reasonable

"It is good to finally have some actual numbers around foreign buyers of New Zealand property" says NZ Property Investors Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King, "even if they may not be exact".
12-05-2016 more >>

Warmer, safer houses a step closer with Government Bill

A Government Bill to make homes warmer, drier and safer for New Zealanders who live in rental properties has passed its second reading in Parliament by 107 to 14.
11-05-2016 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 >>

Auckland bounce back confirmed as other main centres grow

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that the dip in values which started in December only lasted two months.
05-05-2016 more >>

Lots going on

There have been a few changes lately and it'll take a while to get the manual updated. The downloads now let you preview who will be in the downloaded file - assumes "members" and not "membership" though We've launched an app for the members to use. Local Associations can have their own submenus - get in touch about that. On your dashboard you can see how many of your members are using the app. Events have had a lot of work done and you can now decide which fields are on the registration forms and in which order they are shown.
05-05-2016 more >>

Compulsory heating and insulation in rentals is not the answer

Labour has reintroduced their Healthy Homes Bill which would make insulation and heating compulsory in rental properties.
03-05-2016 more >>

Little detail in Labour bill leaves Government cold

Labour’s so-called Healthy Homes Bill is lacking in detail, slow in timing and unworkable in practise, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
03-05-2016 more >>

Minimum standards good for tenants

The NZ Property Investors' Federation generally supports the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which introduces minimum standards for residential rental properties.
03-05-2016 more >>

Interim update on the ruling about unintentional damage by tenants

NZPIF has been in contact with the Insurance Council who are in the process of consulting with their insurance company members to see how they view the Court of Appeal ruling.
02-05-2016 more >>


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