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Archive: 2021

TPIA November Monthly Meeting: Thinking of Building?

Thinking about Building is Taranaki Property Investors Association's November Monthly Meeting. Come along and learn about “Building New” from experts in the building, banking, and accounting fields. GJ Gardner Homes, VanBurWray Accountants and Stephanie Murray Mortgages will speak and answer your questions. Definitely a not to miss evening!
16-11-2021 more >>

Taranaki Property Investors' Association 2021 Annual Member Survey

Taranaki Property Investors' Association 2021 Annual Member Survey is live and the Executive Committee would appreciate your feedback
15-11-2021 more >>

NZPIF welcomes new Privacy Commission Guidelines.

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) welcomes the new guidelines released by the Privacy Commission. These guidelines are governed by the Privacy Act 2020 and must be followed by all private rental property providers, including property managers.
11-11-2021 more >>

New program of compliance from Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner is cracking down on the lack of compliance by property managers and agencies in a new program aimed at protecting tenants' personal information.
10-11-2021 more >>

TPIA October Monthly Meeting: Sometimes Landlords just have to take it on the chin!

The Taranaki Property Investors Association's October Monthly Meeting topic is: Sometimes Landlords just have to take it on the chin! Kerry Beveridge, our guest speaker has had his moments as a landlord. Investing since 2007, Chairperson of South Canterbury PIA, and the NZPIF executive since 2018. Our sponsors for the evening are Geeks on Wheels and Primo Broadband. Find us on FaceBook or www.taranaki.nzpif.org.nz for more info!
19-10-2021 more >>

Official Cash rate increased to 0.50 percent

The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to increase the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 0.50 per cent. Consistent with their assessment at the time of the August Statement, it is appropriate to continue reducing the level of monetary stimulus so as to maintain low inflation and support maximum sustainable employment.
06-10-2021 more >>

Government's rental property interest deductibility details released

In March this year, the Government brought in radical changes for property investors, treating them differently from any other business by removing the ability to deduct mortgage interest as a legitimate business expense. MBIE, IRD, accountants and tax experts do not support these changes.
29-09-2021 more >>

TPIA September Virtual Monthly Meeting: Survive or thrive, should you buy, sell or hold?

The Taranaki Property Investors Association is hosting a free zoom event in lieu of our public meeting during the current Covid-19 alert level. Residential real estate investment has had a kick in the guts - is it still worth a punt? Our expert panel comprising a mortgage broker, an accountant and two leading real estate agents, will consider this and other related matters with prompts from the audience.
21-09-2021 more >>

Official cash rate on hold at 0.25 percent

The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to retain the current stimulatory level of monetary settings, keeping the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 0.25 per cent for now. Today’s decision was made in the context of the Government’s imposition of Level 4 COVID restrictions on activity across New Zealand. 
18-08-2021 more >>

TPIA August Monthly Meeting: Adding Value with Renovations, hot tips from the experts

The Taranaki Property Investors Association's August meeting is Adding Value with Renovation, hot tips from the experts. Our stellar lineup has headline presenter Heather Black from the Manawatu PIA. Heather is a passionate 'buy and hold' investor with a sizeable portfolio of houses in the Manawatu. Supporting her is Ilse Wolfe, a NP-born property and renovation consultant from OPES Partners NZ Ltd and the Property Academy Podcast. Finally prominent heating and air-conditioning contractor Jason Holdt, owner of Heat Cool Taranaki, has a special deal for our audience!
17-08-2021 more >>

TPIA at the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Showcase

Visit the TPIA at the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Showcase
10-08-2021 more >>

Controversial tenant shows why 90 day notice needed

Sharyn Shepherd, also known as Hope Maree Taylor, is a convicted fraudster who has reportedly harassed her neighbours at the Otautahi Community Housing Trust complex so much that they are frightened to go outside.
26-07-2021 more >>

Taranaki Women's Refuge Transitional Housing Request

The TPIA have been contacted by the Taranaki Women's Refuge as they are searching for a rental home to add to their support services. Please refer below for more information and how to contact them.
22-07-2021 more >>

TPIA July Monthly Meeting: This is what I did; Investor experiences and insights

The Taranaki Property Investors Association is hosting a unique evening, where selected property investors share their own experiences and insights.
20-07-2021 more >>

Reserve Bank approved to use debt to income ratios

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has announced plans to add debt to income ratios to its tool kit to dampen investor demand for properties.
17-06-2021 more >>

Debt serviceability restrictions added to tools the Reserve Bank can use

The Reserve Bank and the Minister of Finance have agreed to update their shared Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy and add debt serviceability restrictions to the list of potential tools available.
16-06-2021 more >>

Taranaki Property Investors' Association 2021 AGM

The Taranaki Property Investors' Association welcome members and friends tp join us for our Annual General Meeting. Our guest speaker is the NZPIF's own Executive Officer Sharon Cullwick; definitely not someone to miss, you will want to hear the latest from the Federation and enjoy some Q&A.
15-06-2021 more >>

Confusing consultation paper

The Government has released a 143-page discussion paper on removing mortgage interest tax deductibility on investment properties and the extension of the Bright line test.
12-06-2021 more >>

Landlords say money would be better spent on something else

The government used the housing announcements of March 23 as its main avenue for legislation relating to rental properties. Still, it has, however, set aside $80 million in the Budget for the Bond Centre, Tenancy Tribunal, and Healthy Homes initiatives.
21-05-2021 more >>

Calling all landlords, are you compliant?

The Taranaki Property Investors Association is hosting an information and discussion evening on Tuesday 18th May covering Compliance, Healthy Homes and Documentation. The presentation will be by our executive member Nicki Smith, an experienced landlord, who has an excellent understanding of the new requirements. Come prepared to take notes. evening kindly sponsored by Graham Wells from Wee Jobs.
18-05-2021 more >>

Government rejects first home buyers, tenants and rental providers

The First Home Buyers Club, Tenants Protection Canterbury and the NZ Property Investors Federation have presented a letter to Government requesting them to reconsider removing mortgage interest costs on rental properties.
12-05-2021 more >>

Officials against rental property interest deductibility removal

Newly released information shows that in addition to Inland Revenue and Treasury, officials from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development were unanimous in advising the Government against removing rental property mortgage interest as a tax deduction. This opposition is also supported by economists, the general public and even tenant groups who are also stating that the policy will lead to rent rises.
04-05-2021 more >>

What is the future for private rental housing in Aotearoa-New Zealand?

The Taranaki Property Investors Association is convening an expert panel on Tuesday 20th April, to share their insights into how the market has already reacted following the 23rd March announcements and to explore, with your participation, what the future may hold for the sector as an investment option. Evening kindly sponsored by Programmed Property Services
20-04-2021 more >>

Don't confuse the property investor with the speculator

Colin Comber is a former President and currently active member of the Taranaki Property Investors’ Association and has been a provider of private rental housing in New Plymouth for 20 years. Read the full article in Stuff covering the latest proposed legislation affecting private accommodation providers in NZ
14-04-2021 more >>

Filling the information gap

The recent Government housing policies appear to have been implemented without much information about the likely outcomes. There was also lack of time for impact statements to be produced by Inland Revenue and Treasury.  In order to fill the information gap, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) conducted a survey to see how these changes will affect the rental property industry.
07-04-2021 more >>


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