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  • Indirect payment of letting fees may be the unintended outcome
    Property managers are to be banned from charging tenants a letting fee from 12 December this year.
    15-11-2018 more >>
  • Rental system is not broken
    "Landlords are very aware that housing in New Zealand is expensive and the CoreLogic data shows that they are doing their best to keep rental price increases as low as possible. This is completely opposite to the commonly held view that rental property providers are profiting at the expense of tenants", says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF)
    20-09-2018 more >>
  • Rental property WOF
    The Green Party has today relaunched a campaign to introduce a rental property Warrant of Fitness.
    08-09-2018 more >>
  • Proposed standards need to be cost effective
    Government has released proposed standards for their Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill. This covers improved standards to rental properties that are additional to the rental property Minimum Standards Act that was passed in 2016.
    04-09-2018 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 >>
  • Andrew King answers the claims made by Renters United
    Renters United recently published a blue print to change New Zealand's "broken" rental rules
    12-07-2018 more >>
  • Tax Working Group agrees property fairly taxed
    A Herald article and an Editorial published over the past week have suggested that property is undertaxed and rental property owners are able to buy property more cheaply than owner occupiers. Both these claims are wrong, but it is not the fault of the writers.
    27-06-2018 more >>
  • Tax Working Group's property calculations questioned
    The NZPIF made a submission to the Tax Working Group (TWG)who appear to have a directive to recommend a Capital Gain Tax in NZ.
    01-06-2018 more >>
  • Short supply of houses increases rents and creates working poor
    "The last few years have seen record population growth which has caused a sudden need for extra housing" said NZPIF Executive Officer, Andrew King
    28-05-2018 more >>
  • Increasing costs for landlord is bad news for tenants
    There appears to be a generally low opinion of people who provide rental properties for tenants to live in. People see it as an easy way to make super profits and yet only 7% of the population actually own rental properties. Why is that? The answer is that it isn't easy to provide a rental home for people in New Zealand and unfortunately it's getting even harder.
    01-03-2018 more >>
  • Undue panic created around meth contamination of properties
    Andrew King says the NZPIF agrees with the Minister of Housing's comments that there has been undue panic created around meth contamination of properties
    10-12-2017 more >>
  • Protection of tenant rights
    "It is important to protect tenant rights," said Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. "However, it is not correct to say that tenants have no rights in New Zealand and that tenancy laws need to be rebalanced towards the tenant".
    18-09-2017 more >>
  • Landlords offer stable tenancies
    A survey of 816 rental property owners shows that 49% would like their tenants to stay in the property for a very long time as they have no intention of selling. Another 12.7% would like them to stay for at least the next 10 years after which they may start thinking about selling the property.
    15-09-2017 more >>
  • Labour needs to front up on housing policies
    To assist voters in their decision making on September 23, Labour needs to front up on the cost of their housing policies for rental property providers and their tenants.
    11-09-2017 more >>
  • 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.  
    31-08-2017 more >>
  • Program to improve rental conditions
    The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) fully supports the Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Ready to Rent Program.
    29-08-2017 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 >>
  • Andrew King outlines the important aspects of the new Standard for meth contamination
    The NZPIF is very pleased that the new NZ Standard for testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties has been released.
    18-07-2017 more >>
  • New NZ Standard for meth contamination released today
    The NZ Property Investors' Federation is very pleased to see the release of the NZ Standard for meth contamination today” said Andrew King, executive officer
    29-06-2017 more >>
  • What does the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (2) mean for property investors?
    Andrew King takes you through the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (2) introduced to Parliament on 23 May 2017 for its first reading.
    26-05-2017 more >>
  • Increase will benefit low income families
    The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) congratulates the Salvation Army for their advocacy work that has seen the accommodation allowance increase for low income families.
    25-05-2017 more >>
  • Tenants' liability for damage
    “The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Government is taking action to remedy the situation of tenants not being responsible for damage they accidently cause in rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF
    23-05-2017 more >>
  • What are the consequences of meth in rental properties?
    The consequences of meth in rental properties have been escalating over the last few years. Fortunately it isn't the actual health consequences of meth in rentals (except for those actually consuming the stuff) but uninformed fear of what meth residue can do and the potential for highly expensive remediation if it is discovered in your rental.
    22-05-2017 more >>
  • Investors' tax benefits overstated
    Labour has announced that they are removing the ability of rental property providers to offset losses. They call it a speculation tax loophole, but it is a tax provision available to all investments.
    14-05-2017 more >>
  • Homes are more affordable
    There continues to be a large number of media articles talking about the "housing crisis" and people being tenants for life. I'm sure that the people saying that home ownership is not achievable for young people are doing this with the best intentions, but they are giving these people the wrong message.  Ironically, by trying to stand up for first home buyers they are likely putting them off even trying to achieve their first home.
    03-05-2017 more >>

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