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Archive: November 2014

Tenant checking on TINZ is good value for members of Associations

Members of Associations affiliated to the NZPIF who are not using Tenant Information NZ for tenant credit checks are paying more that they need to do so for this service.
28-11-2014 more >>

New mortgage lending data by borrower type.

The Reserve Bank started collecting these statistics in August 2014. The statistics were updated on 26 November
27-11-2014 more >>

Returning to a more gradual but sustainable pace

Shamubeel Eaqub comments on the NZIER Quarterly Predictions, December 2014
26-11-2014 more >>

Smoke alarms in rental properties

Tenants Protection Association says recent calls for mandatory smoke alarm installations in rental properties is an opportunity for all parties to come together to improve the safety and quality of rental housing.
26-11-2014 more >>

Otago University Walking Tour

The last event for 2014 is a chance for members to tour some of the Otago University Buildings. Join us on a walking tour starting outside the Centre for Innovation on corner Cumberland and St David Streets (opposite Good Earth Cafe). We will be visiting the likes of the Marsh Study Centre, new University Child Care Centre and the old heritage buildings on the way to the Starters Bar where we will complete the evening with drinks and networking with fellow members.
25-11-2014 more >>

Solid progress in getting the basics right

Housing New Zealand has made solid and tangible progress over the last year, Chief Executive Glen Sowry says.
19-11-2014 more >>

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

A new FastTrack Resolution service will be available from today to all landlords and tenants
17-11-2014 more >>

Gen Y needs hope for a home

A recent report showed that Generation Y, those under 28, were increasingly believing that home ownership was unachievable and were spending their money on travel and shopping rather than saving for a deposit on a house.
15-11-2014 more >>

Minister welcomes insulation of houses in Auckland

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government and community organisations.
13-11-2014 more >>

Not appropriate to ease LVR restrictions yet

The New Zealand financial system remains sound and continues to operate effectively, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today when releasing the Bank’s November Financial Stability Report.
12-11-2014 more >>

Thomas Chin reports on political and regulatory news in Ocotber

This is the monthly report which summarises political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property market.
10-11-2014 more >>


The Harry Lawson Cup is awarded annually by the NZPIF in recognition of the most outstanding PIA for the year.
07-11-2014 more >>

ANZ Residential Property Investment survey

Once again there were some highly interesting findings in the annual ANZ Residential Property Investment Survey.Many thanks to ANZ for undertaking this research each year.
07-11-2014 more >>

Sale of state houses not a catalyst for higher rents

Andrew King says it is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents.
05-11-2014 more >>

Questionable use of tax payers' money

Andrew King questions the Government proposal to sell state houses to community housing providers at a discounted price and provide income related rents as well.
05-11-2014 more >>

Post Election Property Politics

Property investors will be relieved that a capital gains tax and the proposal to ring fence tax losses are off the table for at least three years. But there are still some political activities that could affect the rental property industry. The Warrant of Fitness issue has still not been resolved, neither has the earthquake strengthening debate. The NZPIF has presented our case in both these areas.
02-11-2014 more >>

Listed Property Funds: Don't take property advice from a financial planner

The NZ Herald recently had an article on "Giving up the day job" with a financial expert sharing some tips. It was a classic example of not taking property advice from a financial advisor. However it raises a good point about retiring property investors switching from building up an asset base to maximising their retirement income.
02-11-2014 more >>

Labours leadership contest: Good news for Capital Gains Tax?

Radio NZ has said that the Labour Party looks likely to change its capital gains policy, irrespective of who wins the leadership election. While this appears to be good news for many New Zealander's, including tenants and rental property owners, is it really?
02-11-2014 more >>

Interest rates unchanged

Interest rates are usually a rental property owners greatest expense, so it is crucial to keep up-to-date on what is happening now and in the future.
02-11-2014 more >>

Carmen Vicelich, property information service Valocity, on OCR rate hold

Carmen Vicelich is the managing director of Vicelich
02-11-2014 more >>

Land supply enquiry

Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing.
02-11-2014 more >>

Record migration numbers

The year to September 2014 saw the highest net increase in migration since 2003. Read about why they came here and where they went
02-11-2014 more >>

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