Political report for November from Thomas Chin This monthly summary of political and regulatory news affecting the residential rental property industry includes comment on the Prime Minister's housing plan, the Reserve Bank plans and a Q & A on selling state houses 02-12-2014 more >>
POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for December 2013 Over the month, there have been some noteworthy policy and regulatory developments potentially affecting New Zealandâ€™s housing/rental property landscape. In this report, we outline these recent developments and flag other changes or developments that can be expected over the coming months.
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POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for April 2012 WELLINGTON BREIFINGS â€“ Housing Spokespersons
SUPER MINISTRY â€“ Merger of DBH
PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION â€“ Final report released
WELFARE BILL - Direct rent payments
ISSUES UNDER WATCH â€“ Summary 30-04-2012 more >>
POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for December 2009 RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT BILL - 2nd reading commenced.
The Government commenced the second reading debate of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill on 8 December. This process basically means that Parliament is asked to adopt the bill as reported back, with amendments from the Social Services Select committee. 11-01-2010 more >>
POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for November 2009 TAX WORKING GROUP â€“ Rental properties taxes
The government appointed Tax Working Group, comprising academics, regulators and other experts is due to release a set of far reaching tax reform recommendations at a public conference to be held in Wellington on 1 December. The Federation will be attending the meeting. 30-11-2009 more >>
POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for October 2009 TAX WORKING GROUP â€“ CGT, Land Tax & RFRM
During the month (2 October), the Tax Working Group released a set of background papers proposing three new possible taxes on rental properties and property investors â€“ to generate more revenue for the Government.
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POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for September 2009 RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT BILL â€“ Select Committee report out
The Social Services Select Committee presented its report and recommendations on the Bill to Parliament on 25 September. In an unusual move, the committee actually reported early as the paper was originally due for tabling on 5 October.
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POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for June 2009 HOME OWNERSHIP â€“ Govt policy
During the month the Minister of Housing Phil Heatley announced that State house tenants would have the option to buy the house they are living in from Housing New Zealand Corporation from mid September. This is a fulfilment of the National Governmentâ€™s election promise. 30-06-2009 more >>