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  • Compulsory heating and insulation in rentals is not the answer
    Labour has reintroduced their Healthy Homes Bill which would make insulation and heating compulsory in rental properties.
    03-05-2016 more >>
  • Minimum standards good for tenants
    The NZ Property Investors' Federation generally supports the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which introduces minimum standards for residential rental properties.
    03-05-2016 more >>
  • The complete answer for warm dry homes
    Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house. "In fact it isn't even half the answer" says NZ Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King
    27-01-2016 more >>
  • Dynamic, inspirational, entertaining.
    Dolf de Roos was all of these and more. As the keynote speaker of the 2015 NZPIF, he began his first session with the advice “preach what you practise” and then proceeded to outline the variety and depth of his experience – his practise – in property investment. Here are some gems from his very wide ranging presentations during the weekend
    20-10-2015 more >>
  • Premier landlord award goes south
    Angela Strang is 2015 Landlord of the Year. She is a member of the Southland Property investors’ Association and was presented with this prestigious award at the annual NZ Property Investors’ Federation Conference held in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza on Sunday
    19-10-2015 more >>
  • Property investor or trader?
    Latest Reserve Bank lending data showed that the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent over the last year. Following this release, some headlines have read "Investors head first-home buyers", "Auckland is a ‘speculators’ paradise" and” Investors dominate first home buyers".
    30-07-2015 more >>
  • Investors see benefit in rental improvements
    The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) believes that the announcements on tenancy conditions are reasonably balanced, ensuring better standards for tenants without causing a reduction in rental property supply or excessive rental price increases.
    09-07-2015 more >>
  • Landlords take the initiative
    “The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has already acted to ensure that smoke alarms are readily available for members to install in their rentals. There is a special purchasing scheme for these alarms on the NZPIF website, “said Andrew King Executive Officer of the NZPIF.
    09-06-2015 more >>
  • What would have saved Emma-Lita?
    Our members, like many other people, would like to make sure that children such as Emma-Lita, who died in August last year, do not suffer as a result of their living conditions” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF)
    04-06-2015 more >>
  • A further blow for landlords and their tenants
    At ten to five on Friday afternoon, the start of a long weekend holiday, the Reserve Bank chose to announce proposals to increase the cost of borrowing for non-owner occupied residential properties.
    31-05-2015 more >>
  • NZPIF in the news in April and May
    Articles and opinions about the current state of the housing market continue to fill the media. NZPIF has been able to increase its profile as a credible commentator on all these issues culminating in 14 interviews on May 13 responding to the Reserve Bank’s announcements
    15-05-2015 more >>
  • Capital gains tax aimed at speculators
    “The NZ Property Investors Federation is comfortable with the Prime Minister’s announcement of a capital gains tax on property sold within two years,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.
    15-05-2015 more >>
  • Education on property taxation required
    “An educational campaign on property taxation should be funded with some of the extra money to target residential property speculators the IRD may receive in this year’s budget,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPI
    04-05-2015 more >>
  • Landlords say support tenants to make choices
    Tenants should not be living in rentals such as the five selected for a visit last week by a Member of Parliament, “says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
    28-04-2015 more >>
  • Facts show rent increases are modest
    Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation
    23-04-2015 more >>
  • Proactive landlords provide healthy homes
    “Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy,” said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
    17-04-2015 more >>
  • Investors say no strong evidence to change Reserve Bank rules
    Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.
    01-04-2015 more >>
  • Target those in real need
    The Healthy Homes Bill was defeated last week and Peter Malcolm of Closing the Gap is completely wrong to say that Government rejected this bill to save landlords money.
    23-03-2015 more >>
  • NZPIF in the news
    On 120 occasions during the last twelve months, the NZPIF views and comments have featured in the media
    14-02-2015 more >>
  • Is there a case to target property investors?
    Bill English said the Government would support the Reserve Bank if it chooses to implement new rules to target property investors.
    11-02-2015 more >>
  • NZPIF welcomes targeting of property speculators
    Andrew King says it is good news that Inland Revenue's strategy to track down tax avoiding property speculators is showing big dividends.
    03-12-2014 more >>
  • Sale of state houses not a catalyst for higher rents
    Andrew King says it is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents.
    05-11-2014 more >>
  • Questionable use of tax payers' money
    Andrew King questions the Government proposal to sell state houses to community housing providers at a discounted price and provide income related rents as well.
    05-11-2014 more >>
  • UK's largest residential property investor headlines NZ Property Conference
    Kevin Green was a very informative and entertaining speaker at the 2014 NZPIF Conference 17-19 October
    20-10-2014 more >>
  • Nelson landlord wins national award
    Lyn Marshall of Nelson became the 2014 Landlord of the Year at the NZPIF 2014 Conference on Saturday 18 October
    18-10-2014 more >>

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