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Archive: 2018

Government proposes to reform the RTA

Landlords, renters and other interested people are invited to have their say. Submissions are welcome before October 21.
27-08-2018 more >>

A landlord's wish list

“Government has outlined changes they want to undertake to help tenants, but the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) would also like to see changes to help those providing rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF.
27-08-2018 more >>

Peter Lewis looks at the rental market in Sweden

During a recent visit to Sweden, Peter Lewis, Vice President of APIA, investigated the rental market in Sweden.
24-08-2018 more >>

North End Meeting- Having trouble renting for 2019?

After receiving an increasing amount of calls from landlords worrying about not having properties rented for 2019 we are holding a surprise pop up meeting to try and help the panicked and worried. Come along to an informal meeting to have a chat about renting for 2019. Bring along photos of your properties and prices etc or a trade me listing number and we will have a chat about each property to help each other get them rented for 2019. Whether it is suggested work that you could do or pricing issues or just lack of advertising. So come along and for an excellent workshop with like minded student landlords. If you want to email me your photos or trade me listing before the meeting feel free to email me at kathyseque@gmail.com
22-08-2018 more >>

The NZPIF submission on letting fees

Andrew King made this submission to the Select Committee
20-08-2018 more >>

Landlording 101- Tenant Selection paperwork and procedures

Picking the right tenant can make or break a good tenancy. Do you know what you can and can do when picking your tenants? With the increasing amount of false identity cases on the rise it has never be more important to do the right checks, right procedures and get the paperwork in order. Must register workshop limited to max 25pax you cannot turn up without registering online. due to limited space. If there is alot of interest we will run more. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL SORRY
16-08-2018 more >>

Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey

House price expectations continue to recover and respondents' interest rate expectations are largely unchaged.
16-08-2018 more >>

Facing the Tenancy Tribunal- Part Two

Come and hear Janet Ashcroft on August 14 a year on from the last time she spoke last August. Janet was a Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator and currently 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. Do you have any questions or things you thing you might need brushing up on? Let us know by emailing kathyseque@gmail.com and Janet will work them in. Will be great to send through to us now rather than not having enough time for all the questions on the night.
14-08-2018 more >>

OCR remains at 1.75%

Statement by Adrian Orr the Reserve Bank Governor
09-08-2018 more >>

Rent arrears are a big issue for the rental property industry.

Andrew King says rent arrears are by far the largest reason for application to the Tenancy Tribunal.
08-08-2018 more >>

Wellington bounces back

According to the CoreLogic July QV House Price Index, property values in Wellington City grew by 2.3%, reversing the previous losses experienced since March 2018.
07-08-2018 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 >>

Impact of LVR restrictions

Corelogic recently published some interesting information regarding the impact of LVR restrictions introduced by the Reserve Bank.
01-08-2018 more >>

Midwinter Dinner

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO THE 1ST AUG. Come along to a social event at 6.30pm at Cobb and Co to mark the first half of a wonderful year with the OPIA we will be having a sit down dinner with a two course set menu with gluten free options (if you are vegan please let the office know before the night as they are going to make something special for you). Must register and pay before the 27th July. $36 each for two courses (main and desert) and there will be a cash bar. We are in the private room so come along and have a great time catching up with other investors. After our wonderful Christmas dinner last year it will be a great evening again.
01-08-2018 more >>


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