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An education program for landlords by landlords

After calls for regulation of the rental property industry earlier this year, the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) has developed an education program designed specifically for self-managing landlords, who make up 60% of all property managers.
08-10-2020 more >>

Relief for tenants

The NZ Property Investors Federation is extremely pleased that National is looking to provide more homes for tenants, while better protecting all New Zealanders from living next to antisocial tenants.
06-10-2020 more >>

OCR is being held at 0.25 percent

The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to continue with the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) Programme up to $100 billion. This action is necessary to further lower household and business borrowing rates in order to achieve the Committee's inflation and employment remit. The Official Cash Rate (OCR) is being held at 0.25 percent in accordance with the guidance issued on 16 March.
24-09-2020 more >>

Rigorous deadlines and paperwork for HHS

The Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) were introduced to ensure there would be minimum standards for heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress and drainage, and draft stopping in all rental properties. All private rental houses must comply within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy after 1 July 2021
22-09-2020 more >>

September newsletter from Tenancy Services

This newsletter covers updated guidance document for moisture ingress and drainage, how to avoid bond refund delays, an online tool to work out when you can give notice to end a tenancy and translated information for new tenants.
15-09-2020 more >>

Andrew King clarifies comments attributed to him in a NZ Herald article 7 September

Andrew King says the NZ Property Investors Federation has always seen the landlord/tenant relationship as a service provider/customer one.
07-09-2020 more >>

Latest insights from ASB on the housing market

ASB reports lower mortgage raters and higher prices
27-08-2020 more >>

Huge taxpayer cost to achieve the Green Party's housing policy

The Green Party has announced that, if it forms part of the next Government with Labour, it would build 5,000 new State Houses per year and create a sustainable, non-profit rental sector through Crown financial guarantees for community housing providers.
14-08-2020 more >>

OCR being held at 0.25%

Statement by the Reserve Bank Governor says that the Monetary Policy Committee agreed to expand the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) programme up to $100 billion so as to further lower retail interest rates in order to achieve its remit. The eligible assets remain the same and the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is being held at 0.25 percent in accordance with the guidance issued on 16 March.
12-08-2020 more >>

The real reason for changes to the RTA

Marama Davidson has revealed the real reason for changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. In a speech during the debate on the Bill in Parliament this week, she said the Bill "will incentivise property owners to move out of owning property for rental purposes.
07-08-2020 more >>

NZPIF challenges statements made by the Associate Minister of Housing

The Associate Minister of Housing Kris Faafoi issued a press release last night regarding the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.  The President of the NZ Property Investors' Federation, Andrew King, challenges statements made in this release. 
06-08-2020 more >>

Sad day for tenants and landlords

Today Parliament has passed under urgency the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. This bill has some major changes for both tenants and landlords alike, and none of them are good news.
05-08-2020 more >>

Government delivers on rental reforms promise

The Government has delivered on its promise to New Zealanders to modernise tenancy laws with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill 2020 today, says Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing), Kris Faafoi.
05-08-2020 more >>

Ready2Rent - an education initiative for tenants

The Ready2Rent programme was started in the Hawkes Bay in 2016. It is a Hawk's Bay District Health Board-led initiative to reduce the number of children with rheumatic fever and other breathing issues admitted to Hawkes Bay's hospitals. The
01-08-2020 more >>

Proposed RTA change means tenant anti-social behaviour more likely

Recent comments by a senior solicitor at Morrison Kent, Evan Whetton, has backed up NZ Property Investors' Federations concerns over radical changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.
27-07-2020 more >>

Disappointment with the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) is disappointed that the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill has been released for its second reading with only minimal changes.
12-07-2020 more >>

NZPIF Education Program for Self Managing Landlords

New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has developed an education program specifically for the self-managing landlord.
01-07-2020 more >>

More assistance for tenants and termination restrictions lifted

Usual termination rules will now apply from 26th June 2020. The removal of these temporary measures allows landlords to give termination notices to tenants under the standard Residential Tenancies Act 1986 provisions. Usual notice periods will apply from the date notices are given. Landlords who have had fixed-term agreements rollover can now send notices to terminate these tenancies.
19-06-2020 more >>

The effect of lockdown on landlords and tenants

Here are the results of a recent survey of 639 NZPIF members
05-06-2020 more >>

Extension for Healthy Homes Compliance Statement requirement

Sharon Cullwick, NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) Executive Officer, welcomes the extension by the Government of the deadline requiring landlords to provide Healthy Homes Compliance Statements. The original date was the 1st July 2020 and this date has been extended until the 1st of December 2020.
04-06-2020 more >>

Initiatives to help landlords and tenants needed

Like everyone landlords are facing tough times due to the fall out of Covid-19. This includes loss of income, reduced wages and business losses. Here are some Government actions which would assist landlords and consequently their tenants.
01-06-2020 more >>

ASB Housing Confidence Survey - three months to April 2020

Confidence in rising house prices whipsawed by COVID-19. Perceptions of whether it's a good time to buy also decline as households batten down the hatches. Interest rate expectations flick back to lower for longer.
27-05-2020 more >>

Increase in housing is being hindered

Of the 270,000 rental houses in New Zealand, 90% are provided by the private rental sector with only a small percentage available through Housing New Zealand and other community-based organisations. Although any house available for rental is a help, having an excess supply of these is the only way to solve the current issue.
20-05-2020 more >>

Surviving the current crisis

Often when we are confronted by a tenant asking for a discount on their rent or a rental holiday we start to panic. Yes, it's fine for them to ask but do they understand the financial impact this could have on you?
18-05-2020 more >>

What will change for landlords and tenants in Level 2

Alert Level 2 guidance for landlords and tenants
15-05-2020 more >>


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