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The correct facts about tax and rental properties

Westpac Economist, Dominick Stephens, says that property is more lightly taxed in NZ compared to other assets. He quotes a Tax Working Group study to make this claim. However financial consultants Morgan Wallace found large errors in the Group’s study and concluded that rental property is actually taxed more than other assets.
19-06-2018 more >>

Chief scientist recommends higher safe meth level

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation welcomes Sir Peter Gluckman's report into the negative health effects of methamphetamine (meth).
29-05-2018 more >>

Short supply of houses increases rents and creates working poor

"The last few years have seen record population growth which has caused a sudden need for extra housing" said NZPIF Executive Officer, Andrew King
28-05-2018 more >>

Trend of rising rents continues

Just released April rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year.
21-05-2018 more >>

Questioning the Tax Working Group's property calculations

he Tax Working Group (TWG) appears to be showing an unbalanced approach to rental property investment, by using incorrect calculations and inconsistent assumptions to assess relative tax rates for different asset classes.
20-04-2018 more >>

Rental prices continue to rise

Just released March rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year.
16-04-2018 more >>

Over half of rentals don't have a letting fee

More information about the experience of banning letting fees in other countries.
27-03-2018 more >>

Should letting fees be abolished?

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) doesn't think legislation to prohibit the charging of letting fees is required.
23-03-2018 more >>

No immediate answers from Housing Stocktake

“The NZPIF agrees with the authors of the Housing Stocktake released today that private rental housing will continue to feature prominently in our future housing landscape”, says Andrew King, executive officer.
12-02-2018 more >>

Undue panic created around meth contamination of properties

Andrew King says the NZPIF agrees with the Minister of Housing's comments that there has been undue panic created around meth contamination of properties
10-12-2017 more >>

Protection of tenant rights

It is important to protect tenant rights,” said Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “However, it is not correct to say that tenants have no rights in New Zealand and that tenancy laws need to be rebalanced towards the tenant”.
18-09-2017 more >>

Landlords offer stable tenancies

A survey of 816 rental property owners shows that 49% would like their tenants to stay in the property for a very long time as they have no intention of selling. Another 12.7% would like them to stay for at least the next 10 years after which they may start thinking about selling the property.
15-09-2017 more >>

Facts not scaremongering

In a Radio NZ interview today, Labour's housing spokesperson said that the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) was scaremongering by releasing findings of a survey that showed that nearly three quarters of rental property owners would increase rents if some of Labour's housing policies were introduced. He also said that NZPIF did not explain why this would happen.
14-09-2017 more >>

816 landlords react to Labour's housing proposals

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) received 816 responses to a survey of rental property owners giving their thoughts on a variety of matters currently affecting their industry.
13-09-2017 more >>

Labour needs to front up on housing policies

To assist voters in their decision making on September 23, Labour needs to front up on the cost of their housing policies for rental property providers and their tenants.
11-09-2017 more >>

NZPIF comments on Labour policy announcements

Here are comments on the policy statements released by Labour on Sunday
04-09-2017 more >>

Cheaper to rent than own but for how long?

A NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) study has shown that renting the average NZ property is $218 per week cheaper than owning the same property.  
31-08-2017 more >>

Program to improve rental conditions

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) fully supports the Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Ready to Rent Program.
29-08-2017 more >>

One sided review of renting

Tenant advocates have produced a report calling for widespread changes to the rental industry that if introduced would cause more harm for the tenants they represent than good.
23-08-2017 more >>

Is a WOF for rental properties the answer?

Wellington Council is introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness for rental properties that they intend to make compulsory in three years. The council says that they want to raise standards and that "every Wellingtonian deserves a warm dry home".
17-08-2017 more >>

More regulations and restrictions reduce the number of rentals

For 17 years, forty three year old sickness beneficiary, Shanez Akhtar, has always a found a place to rent without difficulty, but that all changed 9 months ago.
15-08-2017 more >>

New NZ Standard for meth contamination released today

The NZ Property Investors' Federation is very pleased to see the release of the NZ Standard for meth contamination today” said Andrew King, executive officer
29-06-2017 more >>

Increase will benefit low income families

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) congratulates the Salvation Army for their advocacy work that has seen the accommodation allowance increase for low income families.
25-05-2017 more >>

Tenants' liability for damage

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Government is taking action to remedy the situation of tenants not being responsible for damage they accidently cause in rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF
23-05-2017 more >>

Investors' tax benefits overstated

Labour has announced that they are removing the ability of rental property providers to offset losses. They call it a speculation tax loophole, but it is a tax provision available to all investments.
14-05-2017 more >>


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