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Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new lawBuilding and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employmentâ€™s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Teamâ€™s first successful prosecution of a landlord for renting a substandard property, under the Governmentâ€™s tenancy law reform passed last year.
17-03-2017 more >>
New Members MeetingThe New Member Induction Evening is run 4 times per year. This evening has several purposes: To welcome our new OPIA members, To explain the contents (forms) on the USB stick, To explain about the resources we have available to them. To answer any questions they may have about property investing. To meet like minded people so that when a Member Hub is attended they recognise a friendly face to chat with.
16-03-2017 more >>
The NZ Property Investors' Federation needs a crowdIf you are not a member of a local Property Investors' Association, read on and tell us what you would like as a member by taking our survey. If you are already a member, send this item on to a friend who is a property investor but not a member.
10-03-2017 more >>
Byelection in Mt AlbertI live in a part of the Mt Albert electoral area. As you read this, the results of a byelection in my area would have been announced. It is an interesting byelection as National are not putting forward a candidate, but Gareth Morgan's new Opportunities Party is.
03-03-2017 more >>
Landlord's Insurance Q & AWhat you need to know about insuring your investment property.
28-02-2017 more >>
NZPIF Business Partners & Property Investing on LineForbury Park Function Centre for the first OPIA Hub of the year. From 7 pm there will be time to network - catch up with other members and borrow books from the library. Drew Harmer from Harvey Norman Commercial is coming down from Christchurch to let OPIA members see the face that talks to you at the end of the 0800 number and emails. Chris Lane of First Lane Insurance is coming from Blenheim to explain about the NZPIF insurance deal that is available to members, the Initio landlord policy and insurance updates. James Mullenger Branch Manager ASB Dunedin is going to talk about his voluntary work including abseiling from Forsyth Barr Stadium roof through to updating members with what is happening in the banking market place. Larry Greene from Betta Inspect It talking about purchasing and selling inspection reports - don't get caught with a lemon.
28-02-2017 more >>
Tony Alexander looks at the population growth statisticsStatistics New Zealand this week released updated projections of population growth for NZ regions and local authority areas out to 2043. Almost all areas have seen improvements on the back of higher net immigration flows, but still there are 17 areas where population decline is projected. We republish their tables so people looking at the regions and perhaps investing outside the main centres can have realistic views on how much future demand for housing there may be.
23-02-2017 more >>
Price expectations cool in line with a slowing housing marketThis Housing Confidence report has been prepared by Kim Mundy, ASB economist
20-02-2017 more >>
Finance Minister's outlook on the economyIn a speech to Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Steven Joyce says at a time when many parts of the world face significant political and economic risks, the outlook for New Zealand is positive. Businesses are investing, job growth is solid and wages are rising faster than inflation.
16-02-2017 more >>
Has it ever been as hard for first home buyers?For the last few years we have been inundated with media articles and opinion pieces on how we have a housing crisis and that the young are doomed to be tenants for life.
16-02-2017 more >>
OPIA Bus TourThe 2017 Annual OPIA Bus Tour is this year Sponsored by Placemakers Come along to the annual social and educational event to start off 2017. There will be several properties to have a look around - with the trip concluding back at Zingari for the ever popular barbecue. Please wear easy to remove footwear.
14-02-2017 more >>
Official Cash Rate remains unchanged at 1.75 percentStatement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
09-02-2017 more >>
Health and safety considerations for residential landlordsThe current Health and Safety legislation imposes requirements on the landlords of rental property.
05-02-2017 more >>
TINZ in the newsAn advocacy group Renters United is worried the TINZ tenant checking system could be abused. TINZ allows landlords to rate tenants at the end of their tenancy and see how other landlords have rated applicants.
04-02-2017 more >>
Property Bright Line Test working wellâ€œRecent CoreLogic data shows that flipping or rapid on-selling of houses is not as common as people may believeâ€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation
03-02-2017 more >>
carbonized tenancy agreements 2 options availableResidential Tenancy Agreements several options now available OPIA members now have several options available for the form they use to complete their Residential Tenancy Agreements 1) NZPIF have produced a 2- page Carbonised version of the Residential Tenancy Agreement & Bond Form -. cost to members $1.50 each or $10 for 10 2) Tenancy Services have produced a folder with 4 information pages and 5 carbonised contract forms cost to members $2 (Retail $4.99) 3) Download from Tenancy Services website the relevant Tenancy Agreement & Bond forms
31-01-2017 more >>
Rental property providers reject accusationThe New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) rejects accusation made against rental property providers by the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust.
24-01-2017 more >>
Happy New YearI hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year.
17-01-2017 more >>