Northland Property Investors' Association

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Recent updates

  • Housing should be considered an essential service
    Sharon Cullwiick, NZPIF Executive Officer, says you would think that supplying a house for someone to occupy would be an essential service, but it would seem not.
    26-03-2020 more >>
  • Taranaki Property Investors' Association has postponed its planned March 17 meeting in New Plymouth
    The Taranaki Property Investors’ Association has postponed its scheduled Tuesday evening [March 17] public meeting in New Plymouth due to the coronavirus risk. President Richard Woodd said the association had made the decision in the interests of the potential risk to the health of its members and guests.
    16-03-2020 more >>
  • Record rental prices
    Rental price statistics for February 2020, just released, show an all-time highest average national rental price of $480 per week. This compares with $460 in February 2019 and $440 in February 2018.
    11-03-2020 more >>
  • Landlords - have you ever thought of yourself as a criminal?
    "Landlords, do you realise that under the proposed changes outlined in the Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill, currently before the Social Services and Community Select Committee, you now have a much higher chance of being charged with criminal offences regarding your rental property?" asks Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF)
    05-03-2020 more >>
  • NZPIF continues campaign with a new Executive Officer
    The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) Executive Committee is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Cullwick as the new NZPIF Executive Officer.
    03-03-2020 more >>
  • Government Bill puts neighbours at risk
    The Government has today released a new Bill aimed at improving the lives of tenants. “One aspect will only make it easier for antisocial tenants to ruin the lives of their neighbours. Another will allow tenants to decide if they will stay at a rental property even if the landlord wants to end the tenancy,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “The NZPIF has joined forces with the REINZ in opposing these two aspects of the Bill.”
    17-02-2020 more >>
  • Misguided attempts to improve the housing situation
    Today there have been calls to rehash the capital gains tax argument and restrict the ability for rental property owners to borrow funds. These are misguided calls.
    14-02-2020 more >>
  • Annual rent movement highest in 11 years
    "High rental price increases should not come as a shock to anyone", says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF). "While Statistics NZ has pointed to the Healthy Homes legislation, this is only one change that has pushed rental prices higher."
    25-01-2020 more >>
  • Neighbours from hell will increase
    A Christchurch motel owner has had to put up with what he describes as "neighours from hell", despite police, Corrections, the SPCA and dog control trying to help. The motel owner is the latest victim of antisocial tenants.
    27-11-2019 more >>
  • Landlords will not be able to protect neighbours
    Government has announced a raft of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. The Minister has said he does not want to be seen to unduly punishing landlords. These changes do more than punish landlords however. They will punish anyone living next to a tenant with antisocial behaviour. 
    17-11-2019 more >>
  • Already hard for landlords to protect neighbours
    After more than seven months of trying to end a tenancy to protect neighbours, a Rotorua property manager has finally received approval from the High Court to end the tenancy.
    15-11-2019 more >>
  • Government considers extending failed HNZ policy to private rentals
    Neighbours and communities around New Zealand are having their lives ruined by the antisocial activity of some Housing New Zealand (HNZ) tenants. Government is currently considering extending the policy to private rentals that allows this to happen. Many more neighbours will suffer if private landlords are not allowed to manage their properties effectively.
    12-11-2019 more >>
  • Proposed change with potential huge impact
    Imagine living next door to loud, obnoxious and potentially violent neighbours. If they were tenants then you might expect their landlord to do something about it and protect you.
    07-11-2019 more >>
  • Neighbours at risk from uncontrollable tenants
    Government is considering changes to tenancy law that will make it harder for rental property providers to manage unruly tenants, many of whom make their neighbours lives hell. “The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is extremely concerned that more neighbourhoods will become domestic war zones, as happened in Motueka, if the right to issue no stated cause notices is removed" said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF.
    18-09-2019 more >>
  • Kiwibuild reset a good idea
    “The Kiwibuild reset is a good idea” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). However, providing $400,000,000 of taxpayer money to get “up to” 4,000 people into home ownership appears to be a very expensive investment. How will the lucky 4,000 be chosen and what about all the others who aspire to home ownership?
    04-09-2019 more >>
  • Allocating liability for tenant damage to rental properties
    “The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is extremely pleased that tenants are now at least partially responsible for the damage they cause to their rental property,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZPIF.
    25-07-2019 more >>
  • Promised heating grants for tenants cancelled
    The Government announced today that grants of up to $2,500 for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. “We have discovered that these grants are available to people in lower-income areas or Community Services Card holders, but only if you are a home owner," says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF).
    19-07-2019 more >>
  • Less intrusion for tenants
    The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is very pleased that their specialist rental property insurance supplier, Initio, has just increased for our members the required period between property inspections from three months to four.
    10-07-2019 more >>
  • Landlords committed to ensuring homes are warm this winter
    The organization that represents New Zealand landlords has welcomed survey results showing that more than 96% of its members’ rental properties have met the insulation deadline for rental properties.
    30-06-2019 more >>
  • New research confirms higher number of insulation compliant rentals
    Officials believe a third of all rental homes won't be insulated in time for the deadline next week. However preliminary results from a NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) survey show that the real number of properties which are unlikely to meet the deadline is likely to be a lot lower.
    25-06-2019 more >>
  • The facts about the Accommodation Supplement
    The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has called for Government to remove the Accommodation Supplement (AS) and significantly raise the incomes of all benefit recipients and low-wage workers. “CPAG claims that the AS keeps rental prices high however their own report disproves this” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).
    11-06-2019 more >>
  • NZPIF applauds the Government decision not to introduce capital gains tax
    "The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) applauds the decision not to introduce a capital gains tax" said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF. "This tax would have no effect on the housing market except to make rentals more expensive. This would be unfair on tenants".
    17-04-2019 more >>
  • Costs increasing faster than rental prices
    The latest Consumer Institute cost of living survey shows that general costs in providing rental property have increased faster than rental prices. In addition, wage increases were 66% higher than rental price increases.
    04-03-2019 more >>
  • Warm, dry rentals are good
    Today the Minister of Housing announced that rentals which will require a minimum standard for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage by 2024.
    24-02-2019 more >>
  • Tax change bad news for tenants
    The IRD states that in NZ, tax is applied to a person's net income and there are no restrictions on loss making from any source. However the Government is introducing a Bill to just ring-fence rental property tax losses.
    10-12-2018 more >>

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