Government has announced the changes they intend to make to the Residential Tenancy Act. We managed to get some wins, such as the rules around pets will not change and modifications that tenants can make to the property are minor and still need the landlordâ€™s con 20-11-2019 more >>
Government has announced a raft of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. The Minister has said he does not want to be seen to unduly punishing landlords. These changes do more than punish landlords however. They will punish anyone living next to a tenant with antisocial behaviour.Â 17-11-2019 more >>
The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment remains around its maximum sustainable level while inflation remains below the 2 percent target mid-point but within our target range. Economic developments since the AugustÂ StatementÂ do not warrant a change to the already stimulatory monetary setting at this time. 13-11-2019 more >>
Neighbours and communities around New Zealand are having their lives ruined by the antisocial activity of some Housing New Zealand (HNZ) tenants. Government is currently considering extending the policy to private rentals that allows this to happen. Many more neighbours will suffer if private landlords are not allowed to manage their properties effectively. 12-11-2019 more >>
It is with sadness we report the passing of Foster Rudd to whom we will always be grateful for the significant part he played in the establishment of the NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) 25-10-2019 more >>
Government is considering changes to tenancy law that will make it harder for rental property providers to manage unruly tenants, many of whom make their neighbours lives hell.
â€œThe NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF) is extremely concerned that more neighbourhoods will become domestic war zones, as happened in Motueka, if the right to issue no stated cause notices is removed" said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF. 18-09-2019 more >>
â€œThe Kiwibuild reset is a good ideaâ€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF).
However, providing $400,000,000 of taxpayer money to get â€œup toâ€ 4,000 people into home ownership appears to be a very expensive investment. How will the lucky 4,000 be chosen and what about all the others who aspire to home ownership? 04-09-2019 more >>
I have just got home from the NZPIF conference in Rotorua. What a positive event it was, with the mood assisted by a great All Black win on the Saturday night, enjoyed by many of the attendees. 20-08-2019 more >>
It was great news that the RTA Amendment Bill was finally passed and came into law on the 31 of July 2019. The Bill improves the situation for three key issues. Tenants liability for damage, unlawful dwellings and methamphetamine. 19-08-2019 more >>
â€œThe NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF) is extremely pleased that tenants are now at least partially responsible for the damage they cause to their rental property,â€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZPIF. 25-07-2019 more >>
The Government announced today that grants of up to $2,500 for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Governmentâ€™s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.
â€œWe have discovered that these grants are available to people in lower-income areas or Community Services Card holders, but only if you are a home owner," says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF). 19-07-2019 more >>
The NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF) is very pleased that their specialist rental property insurance supplier, Initio, has just increased for our members the required period between property inspections from three months to four. 10-07-2019 more >>
The New Zealand Property Investors Federation is pleased to announce that our insurance partner, Initio, has added an exclusive member-only benefit that increases the required property inspection period from 3 monthly to 4 monthly. 08-07-2019 more >>
The organization that represents New Zealand landlords has welcomed survey results showing that more than 96% of its membersâ€™ rental properties have met the insulation deadline for rental properties. 30-06-2019 more >>
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 >>