Taranaki Property Investors' Association


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Recent updates

  • Rental property WOF
    The Green Party has today relaunched a campaign to introduce a rental property Warrant of Fitness.
    08-09-2018 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 >>
  • Rental Warrant of Fitness to be introduced this year in Wellington and Dunedin
    He Kainga Oranga will measure how a WoF affects the rental market and tenant health in Wellington and Dunedin, compared with control cities Lower Hutt and Invercargill, which are not planning to introduce a rental WOF at this stage.
    04-01-2016 more >>
  • Warrant of fitness rejected
    The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is very pleased that Government has rejected the campaign to introduce a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) for all rental properties.
    16-07-2015 more >>
  • Minimum standards for rental properties
    The Government has now introduced the expected Minimum Standards for Rental Properties legislative proposal.
    15-07-2015 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 >>
  • Tenancy law changes to include insulation and smoke alarm requirements
    The Residential Tenancies Act is to be strengthened with new requirements for insulation, smoke alarms, better enforcement and faster resolution of abandoned tenancies, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today
    09-07-2015 more >>
  • Keep children safe in all housholds
    Regulations to improve safety for children in the home should apply to all households.
    16-01-2015 more >>
  • Is a rental property WOF the right solution
    On the even of the General Election there has been more lobbying for a rental property WOF
    18-09-2014 more >>
  • Investor reaction to Green housing policies
    The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families.
    28-08-2014 more >>
  • 1.4 million renters to benefit from Greens housing policy
    The Green Party has announced today that its key housing policy for the election is to deliver healthy houses for our poorest children by improving the quality of rental accommodation and rights of tenants
    27-08-2014 more >>
  • Better solutions for child health than a WOF
    The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has recently called for a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties because of rising rents, overcrowding plus poor and deteriorating rentals.
    18-08-2014 more >>
  • Decent housing a priority to support low income families
    Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.
    14-08-2014 more >>
  • Decent housing a priority to support low income families
    Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.
    14-08-2014 more >>
  • Will rental WOFs make the grade?
    On paper it sounds like a great idea. A checklist for rental properties which, if mandatory, would ensure that the 31 per cent of the population who rent are in liveable homes. Increasingly, though, there are murmurs from landlords and real estate agents about whether the rental "warrant of fitness" idea being proposed at council level will improve the tenant's lot.
    23-02-2014 more >>
  • Housing WOF trial gets underway
    Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced the start of a trial Warrant of Fitness scheme on Housing New Zealand homes.
    19-02-2014 more >>
  • WOFs kick off
    A Warrant of Fitness scheme for Housing New Zealand homes will target 500 houses between now and July, Housing Minister Nick Smith announced today. He said the system needed to be practical so it could be applied to thousands of houses across New Zealand. “We need to be cautious of removing houses from the rental market when there is a shortage. We also need to ensure that the benefits of the Warrant of Fitness standard exceed the costs, because housing affordability is a significant issue.”
    19-02-2014 more >>
  • Trial underway for Warrant of Fitness for rental homes
    Jackie Thomas-Teague President of the Wellington Property Investors' Association is interviewed regarding an assessment of one of her rental properties.
    06-02-2014 more >>
  • Budget eyes property market
    Warrants of fitness for rental properties will be trialled in New Zealand homes, the Government has announced.
    16-05-2013 more >>

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