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Archive: July 2015

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 >>

Monetary policy supporting growth and inflatiion goal

The Reserve Bank today confirmed that at this stage some further monetary policy easing is likely to be required to maintain New Zealand’s economic growth around its potential, and return CPI inflation to its medium-term target level.
29-07-2015 more >>

Expecting house price rises and interest rate falls

The ASB Housing Confidence Survey, three months to July, was released today.
27-07-2015 more >>

Expecting house price rises and interest rate falls

The ASB Housing Confidence Survey, three months to July, was released today.
27-07-2015 more >>

Official cash rate reduced to 3.0 percent today

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
23-07-2015 more >>

Stiffer penalties for landlords

The Government is seeking to introduce policies intended to encourage our industry to smarten up its act. The two key proposals are increasing the consequences of retaliatory action and giving Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment greater powers to prosecute landlords who provide substandard rental property. Another concerns changes to breaching a work order.
20-07-2015 more >>

Processing Registrations

When you do a match on a registration that includes membership PIMMS will now create the payment and set up the cards. You'll be advised and given the opportunity to review the cards.
20-07-2015 more >>

Good news on tenancy abandonment

In a surprise move, Government is seeking to amend the RTA to improve processes for resolving tenancy abandonment cases. These are cases where the rent is in arrears and the tenant has vacated the property without giving notice.
17-07-2015 more >>

New requirements for smoke alarms

As part of their rental property minimum standards, Government intends to make smoke alarms compulsory in rental properties. Here is further information on the proposed new laws.
17-07-2015 more >>

Allow Local Admins to be emailed via PIMMS

At the moment under Pick Recipients we can't select the recipient based on the type of user they are in PIMMS but it would be helpful to.
17-07-2015 more >>

The story of the century - dramatic changes in housing and population

The size of New Zealand’s households has halved – but it’s taken over a century to do it, according to new analysis from Statistics New Zealand.
16-07-2015 more >>

Warrant of fitness rejected

The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is very pleased that Government has rejected the campaign to introduce a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) for all rental properties.
16-07-2015 more >>

Minimum standards for rental properties

The Government has now introduced the expected Minimum Standards for Rental Properties legislative proposal.
15-07-2015 more >>

NZPIF in the news in June and July

The subjects of NZPIF media comments over this period have included the proposed capital gains tax for properties sold within two years, and requirements for insulation and smoke alarms in rented properties.
15-07-2015 more >>

PIMMS2 unveiled

Here is a chance to learn everything you wanted to know about the NZPIF membership and website management system and more besides. Three hands on training workshops have been organised
15-07-2015 more >>

Updating the Sponsors on your website

By default everyone displays the NZPIF sponsors on their websites. If you want to change that - it's simple.
12-07-2015 more >>

Investors see benefit in rental improvements

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) believes that the announcements on tenancy conditions are reasonably balanced, ensuring better standards for tenants without causing a reduction in rental property supply or excessive rental price increases.
09-07-2015 more >>

Tenancy law changes to include insulation and smoke alarm requirements

The Residential Tenancies Act is to be strengthened with new requirements for insulation, smoke alarms, better enforcement and faster resolution of abandoned tenancies, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today
09-07-2015 more >>

Allow Local Admins to delete payments

Where payments have been entered incorrectly and the cards have not been issued Local Admins should be able to delete them.
08-07-2015 more >>

Review Registrations and how they link to memberships

When the member renews their membership the cards are not being created correctly. Check that the registration shows on the members view page.
06-07-2015 more >>

How many cold and damp houses do we really have?

The total rental housing stock in New Zealand numbers around 440,000, including approx. 60,000 owned by Housing Corporation of New Zealand. Judging from the recent ‘noise’ in the media about cold and damp houses an uninformed bystander could be forgiven for thinking every rental property in the country is in dire need of a ‘warm and healthy’ makeover.
05-07-2015 more >>

Landlord of the Year 2015

NZ Property Investors’ Federation and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Landlord of the Year 2015 - Entry Form
05-07-2015 more >>

Pay now button at top of Event Registration Confirm page

Users often don't scroll down the page to see that they need to go through and pay and therefore don't complete their registration
03-07-2015 more >>

Auckland continues to drive deterioration of home affordability

Massey University's Home Affordability Report - Quarterly survey June 2015, Volume 25, number 2
02-07-2015 more >>

Calls for removing mortgage tax deductibility

Rental property owners have continued to be the focus of all attempts to reduce house prices in Auckland. Some commentators have said we need to make it even harder for investors in order to stop house price rises and give first home buyers a chance.
01-07-2015 more >>

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