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  • Well maintained properties make good sense
    “The NZ Property Investors' Federation promotes good maintenance of rental properties to its members. This makes good business sense as tenants of well-maintained properties are likely to stay longer, meaning lower vacancy rates,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer.
    27-04-2017 more >>
  • Labour looks to restrict negative gearing for rental properties
    Labour leader Andrew Little has confirmed that in addition to increasing the Bright Line Test for rental property from two to five years, Labour will also remove negative gearing for rental property.
    03-04-2017 more >>
  • Byelection in Mt Albert
    I live in a part of the Mt Albert electoral area. As you read this, the results of a byelection in my area would have been announced. It is an interesting byelection as National are not putting forward a candidate, but Gareth Morgan's new Opportunities Party is.
    03-03-2017 more >>
  • Has it ever been as hard for first home buyers?
    For the last few years we have been inundated with media articles and opinion pieces on how we have a housing crisis and that the young are doomed to be tenants for life.
    16-02-2017 more >>
  • Property Bright Line Test working well
    “Recent CoreLogic data shows that flipping or rapid on-selling of houses is not as common as people may believe” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation
    03-02-2017 more >>
  • Rental property providers reject accusation
    The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) rejects accusation made against rental property providers by the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust.
    24-01-2017 more >>
  • Happy New Year
    I hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year.
    17-01-2017 more >>
  • Andrew King updates members on meth contamination.
    The much anticipated report on acceptable levels of meth contamination was released recently by the Ministry of Health. The main finding of the report is that the current levels of acceptable meth contamination are to be amended.
    18-11-2016 more >>
  • Proposal for an Osaki remedy
    Andrew King reports on the NZPIF has had meetings with Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and outlines all the discussion which is going on behind the scenes.
    18-11-2016 more >>
  • Rights of the tenant versus rights of the landlord
    “There are good and bad aspects of the Greens’ Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill which was selected from the ballot today” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.
    11-08-2016 more >>
  • Reserve Bank restrictions hurt tenants and small investors
    One of the Reserve Bank's tasks is to keep inflation between 1% and 3%. It appears that the purpose of the LVR tightening is to allow the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates, thereby stimulating the economy and lowering the NZ dollar.
    19-07-2016 more >>
  • Responding to Brian Fallow's opinion piece in NZ Herald Friday 15th July
    Brian Fallow's extraordinary opinion piece against rental property owners demands a reply. His view has been fixed since he became a journalist and there appears to be no way that they will change. However New Zealand deserves to hear the complete story.
    15-07-2016 more >>
  • Labour's housing policies won't help tenants
    Last week Labour leader, Andrew Little, said he was announcing new measures that he maintained were aimed at traders and speculators, not investors providing rental accommodation. Labour is proposing to target rental property owners with an extension to the Bright Line Test and by banning negative gearing.
    10-07-2016 more >>
  • Labour's focus is correct
    When asked by a journalist yesterday if any of Labour’s housing announcements would target investors, Andrew Little clarified that they would target speculators, "those looking to for short term gain in the housing market."
    08-07-2016 more >>
  • Rental property providers threatened
    The Reserve Bank has stated that housing supply is the real issue in house price increases. However because they cannot influence supply, they are threatening rental property providers with tighter Loan-to-Value Ratios (LVRs) and Limits on Debt-to-Income ratios (DTIs).
    07-07-2016 more >>
  • Are we shooting at the wrong target?
    Following QV's monthly housing report released today, the Prime Minister’s advice to further hinder the provision of rental properties in New Zealand is misguided.
    05-07-2016 more >>
  • Residual meth in our rentals
    Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF, looks into the facts behind the media hype
    03-07-2016 more >>
  • Are there really too many property investors?
    A recent CoreLogic report has claimed that 46% of property sales in Auckland over the last month were to investors. This figure was obtained by counting the number of properties bought by people who have an existing home. Apart from investing, there are many other situations where this may occur.
    13-06-2016 more >>
  • Positives for housing in the budget do not go far enough
    “It's great that the 2016 Budget has extended the Healthy Homes Initiative with an extra $18m,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
    28-05-2016 more >>
  • Comparing cycles
    Andrew King was the first presenter at the 2015 NZPIF Conference and was asked to update attendees on the property market and where we are in the cycle. He said it was very interesting to do the research and see how different this cycle is behaving compared to previous ones.
    10-11-2015 more >>
  • Analysing claims for exemplary damages
    Tenancy Tribunal statistics show that nearly 50% of the tenant applications against landlords contained a claim for exemplary damages from the landlord, while less than 0.5% of landlords applications were for exemplary damages.
    31-08-2015 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 >>
  • Property is a hot topic
    Andrew King discusses the issues related to housing
    07-05-2015 more >>
  • Call for property investors to pay more tax
    Towards the end of last year, an organisation called the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a campaign to reduce the tax obligations for Kiwisaver savings and some term deposits.
    17-02-2015 more >>
  • Rental yields in Auckland getting lower says Andrew King to TV3
    Andrew King talked to TV 3's Simon Shepherd about the recent Trade Me statistics of the cost of renting property in Auckland.
    23-01-2015 more >>

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