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Archive: 2019

Landlords committed to ensuring homes are warm this winter

The organization that represents New Zealand landlords has welcomed survey results showing that more than 96% of its members’ rental properties have met the insulation deadline for rental properties.
30-06-2019 more >>

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent.

The Reserve Bank Governor said that given the weaker global economic outlook and the risk of ongoing subdued domestic growth, a lower OCR may be needed over time to continue to meet our objectives.
26-06-2019 more >>

New research confirms higher number of insulation compliant rentals

Officials believe a third of all rental homes won't be insulated in time for the deadline next week. However preliminary results from a NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) survey show that the real number of properties which are unlikely to meet the deadline is likely to be a lot lower.
25-06-2019 more >>

A complete plants package - without a hefty price tag

Landscaping supplies can cost you an arm, and a leg as well as your patience. Adding up the price of plants, the time deciding which plants are right for the environment, not to mention the to-ing and fro-ing, loading and off-loading – well, it can leave more than your budget broken. So, we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered there’s something like flat pack furniture, but for the outdoors. In short, it’s a complete (and affordable) plants package that provides you with what you need to create an entire garden, including plants, shrubbery, flowers and trees.
20-06-2019 more >>

Privacy issues

As many of you will know, The Privacy Commission recently decided to design and publish what landlords could and couldn’t ask prospective tenants when looking to let out a property. Despite being just guidelines, it is likely that the Tenancy Tribunal would give the Commission’s ideas considerable standing.
19-06-2019 more >>

AGM & Andrew King- NZPIF Executive officer

Come along to our fun AGM and vote on the new executive for the 2019/2020 year. After we get that out of the way we will have the NZPIF executive officer Andrew King speaking about all the changes happening around tenancy law and everything thrown at it in the past two years. Andrew is the person you see in the media talking on behalf of the NZPIF and often deals with the Government directly to try and get us landlords heard. This will be a popular one so register early!
18-06-2019 more >>

The facts about the Accommodation Supplement

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has called for Government to remove the Accommodation Supplement (AS) and significantly raise the incomes of all benefit recipients and low-wage workers. “CPAG claims that the AS keeps rental prices high however their own report disproves this” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
11-06-2019 more >>

POP UP MEETING- Healthy Homes Info night

With the new Healthy Homes Act now law come and learn about what it entails and how you will have to bring your rental property up to standard. A special meeting run by the OPIA to help you get healthy home ready. We will go over all the new requirements and also some of the products you can use to do this at minimal cost using OPIA and NZPIF discounts and tips from Cliff (Current OPIA president) about what he does to make it easier and cheaper. This event is a must register event as it is looking to be very popular and we may have to limit numbers so make sure you reg now! Tuesday 4th June 2019, 7pm
04-06-2019 more >>


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