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Recent updates

  • Rental system is not broken
    "Landlords are very aware that housing in New Zealand is expensive and the CoreLogic data shows that they are doing their best to keep rental price increases as low as possible. This is completely opposite to the commonly held view that rental property providers are profiting at the expense of tenants", says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF)
    20-09-2018 more >>
  • The latest Massey University Residential Market report finds that the rental market has tightened
    The Massey University Residential Market Report, which tracks mean rents and rental bond numbers, shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates, over the past decade.
    02-08-2018 more >>
  • Students and rising rents
    Last December Trade Me reported that rents were going up around the country. Hardly surprising to rental property providers.
    01-04-2018 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 >>
  • Rental property providers threatened
    The Reserve Bank has stated that housing supply is the real issue in house price increases. However because they cannot influence supply, they are threatening rental property providers with tighter Loan-to-Value Ratios (LVRs) and Limits on Debt-to-Income ratios (DTIs).
    07-07-2016 more >>
  • Rent increases expected in Auckland
    NZ Herald reports today that experts predict rents will continue to rise rapidly this year
    12-01-2015 more >>
  • Rent affordability stable for 9 years
    The Minister of Housing received a briefing paper from officials following the election. Part of the briefing was an overview of the housing and rental market.
    01-12-2014 more >>
  • Prime Minister says rents too low
    The Prime Minister and REINZ Chief Executive, Helen O'Sullivan were on 3 News talking sense on housing affordability. It is an excellent video to watch.
    04-08-2014 more >>

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