Tauranga Property Investors' Association
Building investment at a record highBuilding is at a record high, with consents of $13.6 billion of residential and commercial work across New Zealand for the year to 31 March 2016, the largest investment ever in both nominal and real terms, new building consent data out today shows.
29-04-2016 more >>
Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percentStatement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
28-04-2016 more >>
Tenants win $7,500 from landlord for P contaminationA landlord who unwittingly bought a rental property contaminated with meth has had to refund the tenants the rent they had paid.
25-04-2016 more >>
NZPIF app now live on iPhones and Android phonesThis new NZPIF app can be downloaded free and is designed to give members of Property Investors' Associations easy access to information about all the benefits to which they are entitled.
24-04-2016 more >>
Minimum standards confirmedThe Minister of Housing, Nick Smith, has announced the final look for regulations introducing minimum standards for rental properties. The actual title of the Bill is the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act.
23-04-2016 more >>
Landlords' requirements for insulation and smoke alarmsHere are more details about the new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms in all residential tenancies if the Residential Amendment Act is passed into law.
23-04-2016 more >>
Overloading primary cause of Dunedin balcony collapseAn investigation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment into the collapse of a Castle Street balcony during a music concert on 4 March 2016, which resulted in injury to several students, has found the primary cause was overloading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today in releasing the report.
14-04-2016 more >>
Sustainable options for your propertySustainability Options (SO) gives free, trustworthy advice about sustainable living solutions. A home that performs well (i.e. warm, dry & energy efficient), will reduce ongoing maintenance cost, maximise resale value and keep good tenants for longer, SO will discuss this in context to the new residential tenancy regulations.
11-04-2016 more >>
Adding insulation not cost effectiveOver the last month or so, the NZPIF has attended workshops on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, more commonly known as "Minimum Standards for Rental Properties". We have also made two written submissions and attended a select committee hearing on the Bill.
10-04-2016 more >>
Home affordability report from Massey UniversityA 9.2% improvement in affordability is a key point in Massey University's latest Home Affordabilty Report
08-04-2016 more >>
What does the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 mean to landlords?The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act) came into effect this week. It is a complicated piece of legislation as it has to apply to many different circumstances throughout the country.
05-04-2016 more >>