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 >>
Government Bill puts neighbours at risk The Government has today released a new Bill aimed at improving the lives of tenants. â€œOne 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,â€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF). â€œThe NZPIF has joined forces with the REINZ in opposing these two aspects of the Bill.â€ 17-02-2020 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.Â 17-11-2019 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 >>
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.
â€œThe NZ Property Investorsâ€™ 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 â€œThe Kiwibuild reset is a good ideaâ€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF).
However, providing $400,000,000 of taxpayer money to get â€œup toâ€ 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 >>
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 Governmentâ€™s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.
â€œWe 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 Investorsâ€™ 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 >>
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. â€œCPAG claims that the AS keeps rental prices high however their own report disproves thisâ€ said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF). 11-06-2019 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 >>