Residential Tenancies Act Reform Team has sent out the information which follows about the progress of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. Submissions can now be sent in to the Social Services and Community Select Committee 26-02-2020 more >>
Rental price statistics for 2019 came out recently and were very interesting to go through. The median rent for all areas and all property sizes and types hit an all time high of $468 per week, which is 4% higher than December 2018. 21-02-2020 more >>
The writer of the editorial (NZ Herald, February 7) says it is inexcusable that an increasing number of families have been living in substandard accommodation when the health and social effects of doing so are widely known. Andrew King, from the NZ Property Investors' Federation writes to correct some of the misconceptions in this editorial 18-02-2020 more >>
The Government has today released a new Bill aimed at improving the lives of tenants. â€œOne aspect will only make it easier for antisocial tenants to ruin the lives of their neighbours. Another will allow tenants to decide if they will stay at a rental property even if the landlord wants to end the tenancy,â€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF). â€œThe NZPIF has joined forces with the REINZ in opposing these two aspects of the Bill.â€ 17-02-2020 more >>
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and the New Zealand Property Investorsâ€™ Federation have today announced that they are joining forces to challenge some of the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) which were announced by the government at the end of 2019. 16-02-2020 more >>
The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment is at or slightly above its maximum sustainable level while consumer price inflation is close to the 2 percent mid-point of our target range. Low interest rates remain necessary to keep employment and inflation around target. 12-02-2020 more >>
We have been superceded by the National Party caucus at our venue this coming Monday evening. The Bowling Club was double booked and we have had difficulty finding another venue at such short notice. Given this and the Waitangi Day and weekend getaways, we have slated our guest speaker to March.
We have reserved about 20 seats at Macau in the patio area from 5:30pm to 7:00pm Monday evening for an informal mingle and catchup for anyone who wants to chat about new trust law changes, healthy home standards, or just investment topics in general. Macau's happy hour is until 6pm, so we get the last 30 minutes.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but these circumstances are beyond our control. 10-02-2020 more >>