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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.Â Â
31-08-2017 more >>
Program to improve rental conditionsThe New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) fully supports the Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Ready to Rent Program.
29-08-2017 more >>
Latest ASB Housing Confirdence SurveyNet house price expectations hit a five and a half year low in the three months to July according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey.
25-08-2017 more >>
Valuing rental propertyDid your rental property valuations go up, stay the same, or go down in 2016? Come and find out on the 24 August. The media is saying that valuations are increasing in Dunedin and property is selling for over the QV? What does that all mean for short term and long term property investing? Ah-Lek Tay is an OPIA member, property investor and independent valuer in Dunedin with over 30 years of experience. He has valued property throughout New Zealand but more recently specialises in the Dunedin residential and commercial property markets. he carrys out pre-purchase and pre-sale valuations, insurance valuations and rent reviews, undertakes asset valuations and lease negotiations. Commercial development feasibility assessments, lettable area assessments.
24-08-2017 more >>
One sided review of rentingTenant 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 >>
Can you provide emergency homes for those in need in your town?Are you a landlord interested in a guaranteed rental for the next 3 years, all while supporting people in need? The Salvation Army is looking to work with landlords around the country, to take care of some of New Zealandâ€™s most vulnerable people and your property.
18-08-2017 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 rentalsFor 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 >>
Tailrisk Economics responds at the Reserve Bank's Debt To Income Consultation PaperThe Reserve Bank's DTI consultation paper is reviewed by Tailrisk Economics and six conclusions are presented.
14-08-2017 more >>
Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percentStatement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
10-08-2017 more >>
Public submissions have be called for RTA Amendment Bill (No 2)The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) covers three key areas - unlawful rental properties, meth in rental properties and fixing up the debacle of tenants not being responsible for damage that they cause.
09-08-2017 more >>
Facing the Tenancy TribunalCome and hear Janet Ashcroft on August 8. Janet was a Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator and is currently a deals in all areas of property law. Landlords often lose their case by the way they complete their initial application. Come along and learn the skills to win. This will be an interactive session lots of discussion and a bit of work. More details to follow
08-08-2017 more >>
Construction peak to be higher, last for longerResidential, commercial and infrastructure building activity is forecast to continue to boom for the next three years to a record $42 billion in 2020, according to the independent National Construction Pipeline Report for 2017 released today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith.
06-08-2017 more >>