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Archive: 2020

Healthy Homes Rental Assessment Raffle 2020

Healthy Homes Rental Assessment Raffle 2020
18-11-2020 more >>

Catch up with maintenance with Daich Coatings

Spring has sprung and summer is almost upon us. The holiday break is an excellent time to catch up on maintenance and it may come as a surprise that some of those tasks in the too hard basket may be easier than you think.
18-11-2020 more >>

TPIA November Monthly Meeting Guest Speaker Sharon Cullwick, NZPIF Executive Officer

Join the Taranaki Property Investors Association for their regular monthly meeting where we are very excited to have Sharon Cullwick, New Zealand Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer. Sharon will cover RTA changes, Healthy Homes, how to get started in property, legislation, and how to get your paper work up to date and organised in case MBIE Compliance come knocking. Evening kindly sponsored by Paul Kelly, the Taranaki franchise owner of Exceed Windows and Doors.
17-11-2020 more >>

Gusto Xmas Dinner Cancelled

An important message from TPIA President Richard Woodd on behalf of your executive committee: We have reluctantly decided to cancel the Christmas function at Gusto, planned for Friday November 27.
10-11-2020 more >>

TPIA October Monthly Meeting Commercial Investing

Join the Taranaki Property Investors Association for their regular monthly meeting where we are hosting an Investing in Commercial Property Expert Panel. Learn the ins and outs, ups and downs, pros and cons from our panel of experts.
20-10-2020 more >>

An education program for landlords by landlords

After calls for regulation of the rental property industry earlier this year, the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has developed an education program designed specifically for self-managing landlords, who make up 60% of all property managers.
08-10-2020 more >>

Relief for tenants

The NZ Property Investors Federation is extremely pleased that National is looking to provide more homes for tenants, while better protecting all New Zealanders from living next to antisocial tenants.
06-10-2020 more >>

OCR is being held at 0.25 percent

The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to continue with the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) Programme up to $100 billion. This action is necessary to further lower household and business borrowing rates in order to achieve the Committee’s inflation and employment remit. The Official Cash Rate (OCR) is being held at 0.25 percent in accordance with the guidance issued on 16 March.
24-09-2020 more >>

Rigorous deadlines and paperwork for HHS

The Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) were introduced to ensure there would be minimum standards for heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress and drainage, and draft stopping in all rental properties. All private rental houses must comply within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy after 1 July 2021
22-09-2020 more >>

September newsletter from Tenancy Services

This newsletter covers updated guidance document for moisture ingress and drainage, how to avoid bond refund delays, an online tool to work out when you can give notice to end a tenancy and translated information for new tenants.
15-09-2020 more >>

TPIA September Monthly Meeting Political Panel

Join the Taranaki Property Investors Association for their regular monthly meeting where we are hosting a political panel, come and hear from our local candidates and have an opportunity to ask questions relevant to property.
15-09-2020 more >>

Andrew King clarifies comments attributed to him in a NZ Herald article 7 September

Andrew King says the NZ Property Investors Federation has always seen the landlord/tenant relationship as a service provider/customer one.
07-09-2020 more >>

Latest insights from ASB on the housing market

ASB reports lower mortgage raters and higher prices
27-08-2020 more >>

TPIA August Monthly Meeting HEALTHY HOMES STANDARDS & RULES FOR LANDLORDS and TENANTS

Join the Taranaki Property Investors Association for their regular monthly meeting where we are covering the impending Healthy Homes Standards: What are they? How do you assess your property? How do you record evidence and compliance?
18-08-2020 more >>

Huge taxpayer cost to achieve the Green Party's housing policy

The Green Party has announced that, if it forms part of the next Government with Labour, it would build 5,000 new State Houses per year and create a sustainable, non-profit rental sector through Crown financial guarantees for community housing providers.
14-08-2020 more >>

OCR being held at 0.25%

Statement by the Reserve Bank Governor says that the Monetary Policy Committee agreed to expand the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) programme up to $100 billion so as to further lower retail interest rates in order to achieve its remit. The eligible assets remain the same and the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is being held at 0.25 percent in accordance with the guidance issued on 16 March.
12-08-2020 more >>

The real reason for changes to the RTA

Marama Davidson has revealed the real reason for changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. In a speech during the debate on the Bill in Parliament this week, she said the Bill “will incentivise property owners to move out of owning property for rental purposes.
07-08-2020 more >>

NZPIF challenges statements made by the Associate Minister of Housing

The Associate Minister of Housing Kris Faafoi issued a press release last night regarding the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.  The President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation, Andrew King, challenges statements made in this release. 
06-08-2020 more >>

Sad day for tenants and landlords

Today Parliament has passed under urgency the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. This bill has some major changes for both tenants and landlords alike, and none of them are good news.
05-08-2020 more >>

Government delivers on rental reforms promise

The Government has delivered on its promise to New Zealanders to modernise tenancy laws with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill 2020 today, says Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing), Kris Faafoi.
05-08-2020 more >>

Ready2Rent - an education initiative for tenants

The Ready2Rent programme was started in the Hawkes Bay in 2016. It is a Hawk’s Bay District Health Board-led initiative to reduce the number of children with rheumatic fever and other breathing issues admitted to Hawkes Bay’s hospitals. The
01-08-2020 more >>

Proposed RTA change means tenant anti-social behaviour more likely

Recent comments by a senior solicitor at Morrison Kent, Evan Whetton, has backed up NZ Property Investors’ Federations concerns over radical changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.
27-07-2020 more >>

Taranaki Property Investors' Association AGM and Healthy Homes Standards Update for Landlords

Join the Taranaki Property Investors Association for their Annual General Meeting, including a Summary of the Healthy Homes Standards from Pam Hight, McDonald Real Estate's Rentals Manager. Following the AGM, there will be a supper to accompany a post-meeting informal networking session.
21-07-2020 more >>

Free public webinar on version 2 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill with Auckland Property Investors Association

At 7:30pm, Thursday 16th July, Auckland PIA will be hosting a free public webinar on version 2 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill where they will be covering the good, the bad and the downright alarming.
15-07-2020 more >>

Disappointment with the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) is disappointed that the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill has been released for its second reading with only minimal changes.
12-07-2020 more >>


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