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Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

Finding a value for sunshine

It is a truth commonly acknowledged that a house that gets more exposure to sunlight is more attractive, especially in ‘temperate’ climates like New Zealand’s. Until now, however, the value of that sunshine has not been calculated.

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Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

New meth contamination and testing standard

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say.

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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Insulation grants extended till end of June 2018

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health need tenants, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Warm Up New Zealand programme extended until the end of June 2018.

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Friday, Jun 23, 2017

OCR remains unchanged at 1.75 percent

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based.  However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty.

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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Seminars for landlords and tenants

Renting seminars are returning in 2017 to help landlords and tenants better understand changes to tenancy laws and how to put them into practice.

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Monday, Jun 19, 2017

NZPIF is very pleased to announce a new business partnership - with GForce We Install

G-Force We Install specialises in providing a nationwide insulation and smoke alarm assessment, supply and installation service for rental property owners and managers to ensure that their properties meet the new requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA).

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Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Avoid being scammed

The TINZ stress test for tenant checks is better than ever

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Saturday, Jun 10, 2017

Minister welcomes DTI consultation

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed the release of the Reserve Bank's consultation document on the use of Debt to Income ratios for mortgage borrowers as an additional macro-prudential tool.

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Friday, Jun 09, 2017

Reserve Bank publishes consultation on debt to income (DTI) limits

The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper seeking feedback on serviceability restrictions such as debt to income (DTI) limits being added to its macro prudential toolkit.

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