Northland Property Investors' Association
Not many mega-landlordsA Sunday Star Times article today claims that New Zealand is owned by a group of mega landlords and not the mum and dad landlords owning one or two rentals.
28-11-2021 more >>
November Monthly Meeting for the Northland AssociationAll members are invited to join us for the Monthly Meeting. New members welcome. Topics to be advised.
24-11-2021 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 CommissionerThe 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 >>
Official Cash rate increased to 0.50 percentThe 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 releasedIn 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 >>
September Meeting for Northland AssociationAll members are invited to join us for the Monthly Meeting. New members welcome. 3 x 30 Minute Presentations. Topics include Residential and Commercial Building Fire Safety Compliance, Retrofit Blown Insulation for Existing Homes and Property Management in the Residential Rental Market.
29-09-2021 more >>
August Meeting for Northland AssociationAll Members are invited to join us for our Monthly Meeting. New Members welcome. Speaker details pending.
25-08-2021 more >>
Official cash rate on hold at 0.25 percentThe 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. Todayâ€™s decision was made in the context of the Governmentâ€™s imposition of Level 4 COVID restrictions on activity across New Zealand.Â
18-08-2021 more >>
Commercial Investment 101Commercial Investment 101 with Gordon Lambeth
28-07-2021 more >>
Controversial tenant shows why 90 day notice neededSharyn 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 >>
Sustainable housingEion Scott of NZ Green Building Council is the speaker this month
30-06-2021 more >>
Reserve Bank approved to use debt to income ratiosThe 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 useThe 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 >>
Confusing consultation paperThe 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 >>
Discussion of recent changes in Government policy and other landlord and tenant issuesPresentation by Scotney Williams LLB of Tenancy Practice Service Ltd
26-05-2021 more >>
Landlords say money would be better spent on something elseThe 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 >>
Government rejects first home buyers, tenants and rental providersThe 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 removalNewly 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 >>
Presentation by Sharon Cullwick about the recent changes facing rental property ownersSharon Cullwick, NZPIF Executive Officer, will outline the recent changes announced by Government on 23 March.
28-04-2021 more >>
Filling the information gapThe 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.Â 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 >>
New information changes the perspectiveA survey of mortgage advisors by independent economist Tony Alexander has shown that the Government may have been too quick to disincentivise rental property providers.
01-04-2021 more >>
Presentation by Frank NewmanA presentation by Frank Newman
31-03-2021 more >>
A summary of the Government's March 23 announcement of changesThe Government made an announcement of changes relating to property investors which will take effect from Saturday 27 of March. Here is a summary of changes and links to fact sheets about each change.
24-03-2021 more >>