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Official Cash Rate remains unchanged at 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
09-02-2017 more >>

Health and safety considerations for residential landlords

The current Health and Safety legislation imposes requirements on the landlords of rental property.
05-02-2017 more >>

TINZ in the news

An advocacy group Renters United is worried the TINZ tenant checking system could be abused. TINZ allows landlords to rate tenants at the end of their tenancy and see how other landlords have rated applicants.
04-02-2017 more >>

Property Bright Line Test working well

"Recent CoreLogic data shows that flipping or rapid on-selling of houses is not as common as people may believe” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors' Federation
03-02-2017 more >>

Rental property providers reject accusation

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) rejects accusation made against rental property providers by the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust.
24-01-2017 more >>

Happy New Year

I hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year.
17-01-2017 more >>

NZ Standards for Meth - public consultation and NZPIF policy

The draft NZ Standard for meth is now open for public consultation. Submissions close on 20 February 2017.
21-12-2016 more >>

PM announces new Cabinet line-up

Prime Minister Bill English has today announced his new Cabinet line-up which builds on the success of the last eight years and provides new ideas and energy heading into election year.
18-12-2016 more >>

Positive end to the year

This year has been quite a tough one for our industry, at least politically. The Reserve Bank has made financing rentals much harder, the courts have made us pay for our tenants damage and meth has continued to take off and act like a grenade being thrown around threatening to blow up our investments.
07-12-2016 more >>

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only take stock of the past 10 years, but to look forward.
05-12-2016 more >>

More social housing for Auckland

A new social housing complex of 120 apartments is to be built on surplus Crown land and an adjoining Housing New Zealand site in Auckland in partnership with local iwi, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nick Smith have announced.
23-11-2016 more >>

Proposal for an Osaki remedy

Andrew King reports on the NZPIF has had meetings with Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and outlines all the discussion which is going on behind the scenes.
18-11-2016 more >>

Andrew King updates members on meth contamination.

The much anticipated report on acceptable levels of meth contamination was released recently by the Ministry of Health. The main finding of the report is that the current levels of acceptable meth contamination are to be amended.
18-11-2016 more >>

MBIE investigation into building performance

A technical investigation into the performance of buildings such as Statistics House at CentrePort will be undertaken to help inform improved building regulation, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
17-11-2016 more >>

Reserve Bank reduces OCR to 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
10-11-2016 more >>

Government injects another $300m into emergency housing

More emergency housing places, more support for tenants and more frontline staff have been funded in the next step in the Government's comprehensive housing plan.
07-11-2016 more >>

Osaki change being considered by Government

The NZ Property Investor's Federation annual conference was recently held in New Plymouth and was an outstanding success.
07-11-2016 more >>

President Terry le Grove's report to the AGM of the NZPIF 14 October 2016

Since the President's report was delivered, progress had been made in several areas outlined in the report. The changes have been added in red.
28-10-2016 more >>

ANZ/NZPIF Survey 2016 - key findings released in October

The 2016 ANZ Residential Property Survey results show the impact of the LVR restrictions on investors' ability to purchase more property or change their investment strategies
21-10-2016 more >>

Tenancy law change on damage claims being considered

The Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
15-10-2016 more >>

Hundreds helped into housing independence

The Government has granted nearly $2.5 million in assistance to help people move from social housing to sustainable private housing, freeing up places for those who need it most, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
09-10-2016 more >>

Tenants' liability for damage 2

In last month's article I discussed the ramifications of the court's decision to exemplify tenants from responsibility for any damage that they cause to their rental property.
07-10-2016 more >>

An update on tenants' liability for damage

The NZPIF recently surveyed members to estimate the cost of damage claims over the past year. Read the background to this request and how the NZPIF is working hard to ensure that landlords do not bear the full financial burden of unintentional damage and neither are tenants financially ruined through a mistake or accident.
23-09-2016 more >>

The Reserve Bank today left the OCR unchanged

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent.
22-09-2016 more >>

Government secures more emergency housing

A target of around 3000 emergency housing places funded per year has been exceeded and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is seeking even more places to help house vulnerable New Zealanders.
20-09-2016 more >>


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