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Update regarding social housing transaction process

The Government has a wide range of work underway to progress social housing reforms that will help the community housing sector grow and innovate, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett said today.
27-05-2016 more >>

Consequences for landlords when P is found on their properties

Two recent Tenancy Tribunal cases have increased the risk levels for landlords where P is found in their properties.
26-05-2016 more >>

Keeping your rental dry

There are some reasonably simple steps you can take to improve your tenants living standards and better protect your rental property.
25-05-2016 more >>

Hundreds of state homes already under construction

Hundreds of state homes already under construction Housing New Zealand is already building more homes than the Greens' rushed policy proposed, and additional social houses are also being sourced from Community Housing Providers, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
23-05-2016 more >>

2016 NZPIF Conference a stimulating experience

Here is the background of three of the Conference speakers and each has a message which will sustain you during the following 12 months.
20-05-2016 more >>

Queenstown housing accord gathers pace

Progress is being made in tackling Queenstown's housing shortage, with the second monitoring report showing the local council has more than met its first-year consents target, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
18-05-2016 more >>

Labour support on city limits welcomed

The new position by the Labour opposition calling for an abolition of city limits has been welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
18-05-2016 more >>

We don't need more regulation

Last month I wrote about house prices rising and the calls for more regulation. Unfortunately the calls for more regulation have been heard and the Reserve Bank is looking to introduce loan-to-income restrictions for mortgages.
15-05-2016 more >>

No land tax reasonable

"It is good to finally have some actual numbers around foreign buyers of New Zealand property" says NZ Property Investors Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King, "even if they may not be exact".
12-05-2016 more >>

Warmer, safer houses a step closer with Government Bill

A Government Bill to make homes warmer, drier and safer for New Zealanders who live in rental properties has passed its second reading in Parliament by 107 to 14.
11-05-2016 more >>

No regulation needed

The house sale statistics for March came out recently and showed that Auckland prices had risen after falling for several months. Other areas around New Zealand are also seeing house price increases and a new wave of media property angst developed.
10-05-2016 more >>

Auckland bounce back confirmed as other main centres grow

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that the dip in values which started in December only lasted two months.
05-05-2016 more >>

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 >>

Little detail in Labour bill leaves Government cold

Labour's so-called Healthy Homes Bill is lacking in detail, slow in timing and unworkable in practise, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
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 >>

Interim update on the ruling about unintentional damage by tenants

NZPIF has been in contact with the Insurance Council who are in the process of consulting with their insurance company members to see how they view the Court of Appeal ruling.
02-05-2016 more >>

Building investment at a record high

Building is at a record high, with consents of $13.6 billion of residential and commercial work across New Zealand for the year to 31 March 2016, the largest investment ever in both nominal and real terms, new building consent data out today shows.
29-04-2016 more >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
28-04-2016 more >>

Tenants win $7,500 from landlord for P contamination

A landlord who unwittingly bought a rental property contaminated with meth has had to refund the tenants the rent they had paid.
25-04-2016 more >>

Minimum standards confirmed

The Minister of Housing, Nick Smith, has announced the final look for regulations introducing minimum standards for rental properties. The actual title of the Bill is the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act.
23-04-2016 more >>

Landlords' requirements for insulation and smoke alarms

Here are more details about the new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms in all residential tenancies if the Residential Amendment Act is passed into law.
23-04-2016 more >>

Overloading primary cause of Dunedin balcony collapse

An investigation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment into the collapse of a Castle Street balcony during a music concert on 4 March 2016, which resulted in injury to several students, has found the primary cause was overloading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today in releasing the report.
14-04-2016 more >>

Adding insulation not cost effective

Over the last month or so, the NZPIF has attended workshops on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, more commonly known as "Minimum Standards for Rental Properties". We have also made two written submissions and attended a select committee hearing on the Bill.
10-04-2016 more >>

Home affordability report from Massey University

A 9.2% improvement in affordability is a key point in Massey University's latest Home Affordabilty Report
08-04-2016 more >>

What does the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 mean to landlords?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act) came into effect this week. It is a complicated piece of legislation as it has to apply to many different circumstances throughout the country.
05-04-2016 more >>


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