Tauranga Property Investors' Association
Labour needs to front up on housing policiesTo 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 >>
Activity of two relatively new tenant advocacy groups. .These groups sent out a call to their supporter database and social media channels asking for peoples "stories" about how they found renting and the condition of their rental properties. They then interpreted these stories to produce a report of what renting is like in New Zealand.
09-09-2017 more >>
NZPIF comments on Labour policy announcementsHere are comments on the policy statements released by Labour on Sunday
04-09-2017 more >>
Landlord bashing is going too farBecause of a minor technicality, a dunedin landlord has been forced to refund back to their tenant all the rent that they paid over a nine month period.
01-09-2017 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.Â Â
31-08-2017 more >>
Program to improve rental conditionsThe New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) fully supports the Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Ready to Rent Program.
29-08-2017 more >>
Latest ASB Housing Confirdence SurveyNet house price expectations hit a five and a half year low in the three months to July according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey.
25-08-2017 more >>
One sided review of rentingTenant advocates have produced a report calling for widespread changes to the rental industry that if introduced would cause more harm for the tenants they represent than good.
23-08-2017 more >>
Can you provide emergency homes for those in need in your town?Are you a landlord interested in a guaranteed rental for the next 3 years, all while supporting people in need? The Salvation Army is looking to work with landlords around the country, to take care of some of New Zealandâ€™s most vulnerable people and your property.
18-08-2017 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 >>
More regulations and restrictions reduce the number of rentalsFor 17 years, forty three year old sickness beneficiary, Shanez Akhtar, has always a found a place to rent without difficulty, but that all changed 9 months ago.
15-08-2017 more >>
An evening with Daryl FisherDaryl Fisher is a successful investor in a wide range of property categories and is President of Waikato Property Investors Association. Darylâ€™s investment formula has served him well particularly through the global financial crises. He will present on his investment formula, how he finds his properties, provide investment tips, including as to what he is doing now, and his views on the current property cycle.
14-08-2017 more >>
Tailrisk Economics responds at the Reserve Bank's Debt To Income Consultation PaperThe Reserve Bank's DTI consultation paper is reviewed by Tailrisk Economics and six conclusions are presented.
14-08-2017 more >>
Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percentStatement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
10-08-2017 more >>
Public submissions have be called for RTA Amendment Bill (No 2)The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) covers three key areas - unlawful rental properties, meth in rental properties and fixing up the debacle of tenants not being responsible for damage that they cause.
09-08-2017 more >>
Construction peak to be higher, last for longerResidential, commercial and infrastructure building activity is forecast to continue to boom for the next three years to a record $42 billion in 2020, according to the independent National Construction Pipeline Report for 2017 released today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith.
06-08-2017 more >>
Bill will do little for healthier homesLabour's Bill purporting to make homes healthier would delay the Government's requirements for landlords to insulate their rental homes by three years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
26-07-2017 more >>
Massey University June Home Affordability reportDecline in affordability for all New Zealand regions except Canterbury and Westland
20-07-2017 more >>
Andrew King outlines the important aspects of the new Standard for meth contaminationThe NZPIF is very pleased that the new NZ Standard for testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties has been released.
18-07-2017 more >>
$1b infrastructure fund accelerates housing supplyThe allocation of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund today is another milestone in the Governmentâ€™s plan to increase housing supply for a growing New Zealand, Prime Minister Bill English says.
11-07-2017 more >>
MBIE updateMelissa Poole, the Principal Tenancy Adjudicator, will discuss the impact of methamphetamine contamination, health and safety, and the Osaki ruling and recent decisions, and she will take questions. This will not be open to the public as it is an exclusive meeting for TPIA members only who may also bring a guest along on request. Get your questions ready to make sure you take advantage of this rare opportunity to obtain firsthand information.
10-07-2017 more >>
Markets outlook from the BNZMeanwhile, we are keeping an eye out for the Real Estate Instituteâ€™s residential results for June, which could well come to the public gaze by the end of this week. Recent housing market trends show prices, generally, to be going sideways in Christchurch, modestly down in Auckland and up almost everywhere else
10-07-2017 more >>
Renting out unlawful premisesBuilding and Construction Minister, Nick Smith, recently introduced the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (no 2). While the part seeking to address the situation of tenants not being responsible for accidental damage they cause has received a lot of attention, there is another significant part to the Bill. This relates to landlords renting out unlawful premises.
09-07-2017 more >>
MBIE launches online housing market dashboardThe Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released theÂ UrbanÂ DevelopmentCapacityÂ DashboardÂ â€“ a one-stop, open-source tool of housing market indicators such as prices and rents, the number building consents granted relative to the growth in population; and the recently released Housing Affordability Measure (HAM).
07-07-2017 more >>
Finding a value for sunshineIt is a truth commonly acknowledged that a house that gets more exposure to sunlight is more attractive, especially in â€˜temperateâ€™ climates like New Zealandâ€™s. Until now, however, the value of that sunshine has not been calculated.
29-06-2017 more >>