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Archive: 2015

Being the voice of landlords and property investors

One of the roles of NZPIF is to make sure the views of members of all affiliated Associations are heard. Andrew King has been interviewed nine times over the last two months and two media releases have been circulated.
19-11-2015 more >>

Time to get online with Tenancy Services

You can now go online to tenancy bond lodgements and Tenancy Tribunal applications
19-11-2015 more >>

Political Update for November 2015

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry.
18-11-2015 more >>

New Homestar rating tool for apartments

A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes.
13-11-2015 more >>

End of Year Function: Walking Tour of the Historic Precinct

The last event for 2015 is a chance for members to tour some of the buildings within Dunedin's historic precinct. Join us on a walking tour starting at the north end of Vogel Street. We will be visiting several buildings on the way to the Vogel Street Kitchen where we will complete the evening with drinks and nibbles along with time for networking with fellow members.
12-11-2015 more >>

FastTrack Resolution

Tenancy Services has a dispute resolution service for landlords and tenants making it faster and easier to formalise a rent arrears or debt-related agreement if the two parties involved in the dispute have reached agreement prior to filing a Tenancy Tribunal application.
12-11-2015 more >>

Risks facing financial system have increased

New Zealand’s financial system continues to perform well despite a deterioration in the outlook for global financial stability and increased risks related to the dairy and housing sectors, Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, said today
11-11-2015 more >>

Comparing cycles

Andrew King was the first presenter at the 2015 NZPIF Conference and was asked to update attendees on the property market and where we are in the cycle. He said it was very interesting to do the research and see how different this cycle is behaving compared to previous ones.
10-11-2015 more >>

Meth users stopping vulnerable from getting state homes

P-users are delaying vulnerable people from getting access to social housing and have forced Housing New Zealand to demolish 14 contaminated homes in three years, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
10-11-2015 more >>

LVR restrictions Fact Sheet

Here is a guide to borrowers
10-11-2015 more >>

Ground-breaking new policy to make homes cheaper

Labour’s ground-breaking new policy on reforming planning rules will make housing more affordable, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
07-11-2015 more >>

Social housing changes to house people sooner

Changes to discourage people from refusing reasonable social housing offers will help house vulnerable New Zealanders sooner, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
05-11-2015 more >>

Tenancy bond payments go online next year

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the signing of a contract between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and information technology company Unisys to build a new system that will enable landlords to lodge tenancy bonds online.
02-11-2015 more >>

Landlords be ready - buy Brian Kerr's landlording books

As a landlord you never know what is around the corner. You can be ready for any eventuality if you have Brian Kerr’s books as your ready reference. Now is the time to purchase at sale prices.
01-11-2015 more >>

New Zealand awarded excellence in community housing

New Zealanders have beaten stiff competition from Australia, picking up multiple awards at a ceremony celebrating excellence in community housing this week.
01-11-2015 more >>


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