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Protection of tenant rights

It is important to protect tenant rights,” said Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “However, it is not correct to say that tenants have no rights in New Zealand and that tenancy laws need to be rebalanced towards the tenant”.
18-09-2017 more >>

Landlords offer stable tenancies

A survey of 816 rental property owners shows that 49% would like their tenants to stay in the property for a very long time as they have no intention of selling. Another 12.7% would like them to stay for at least the next 10 years after which they may start thinking about selling the property.
15-09-2017 more >>

Facts not scaremongering

In a Radio NZ interview today, Labour's housing spokesperson said that the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) was scaremongering by releasing findings of a survey that showed that nearly three quarters of rental property owners would increase rents if some of Labour's housing policies were introduced. He also said that NZPIF did not explain why this would happen.
14-09-2017 more >>

State of the rental property providers survey

The NZPIF membership survey was conducted between 7 and 12 September 2017. There were 816 respondents.
13-09-2017 more >>

816 landlords react to Labour's housing proposals

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) received 816 responses to a survey of rental property owners giving their thoughts on a variety of matters currently affecting their industry.
13-09-2017 more >>

Labour needs to front up on housing policies

To 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 >>

NZPIF comments on Labour policy announcements

Here are comments on the policy statements released by Labour on Sunday
04-09-2017 more >>

Landlord bashing is going too far

Because 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.  
31-08-2017 more >>

Program to improve rental conditions

The 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 Survey

Net 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 renting

Tenant 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 Zealand’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 rentals

For 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 >>

Tailrisk Economics responds at the Reserve Bank's Debt To Income Consultation Paper

The 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 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
10-08-2017 more >>

Construction peak to be higher, last for longer

Residential, 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 homes

Labour’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 report

Decline 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 contamination

The 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 supply

The allocation of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund today is another milestone in the Government’s plan to increase housing supply for a growing New Zealand, Prime Minister Bill English says.
11-07-2017 more >>

Markets outlook from the BNZ

Meanwhile, we are keeping an eye out for the Real Estate Institute’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 >>

MBIE launches online housing market dashboard

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the Urban DevelopmentCapacity Dashboard – 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 sunshine

It is a truth commonly acknowledged that a house that gets more exposure to sunlight is more attractive, especially in ‘temperate’ climates like New Zealand’s. Until now, however, the value of that sunshine has not been calculated.
29-06-2017 more >>


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