â€œLandlords are very aware that housing in New Zealand is expensive and the CoreLogic data shows that they are doing their best to keep rental price increases as low as possible. This is completely opposite to the commonly held view that rental property providers are profiting at the expense of tenantsâ€, says Andrew King, Executive Officer of NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation (NZPIF) 20-09-2018 more >>
The Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have issued a review of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). It is a large review and extremely important for our industry.
The NZPIF has summarised the review for members and provided a short assesment on each aspect of the review.
Tenant advocates are encouraging tenants to support the review and are arranging on and off-line seminars to help tenants do this. It is imperative that as many landlords as possible also express their view as some of the proposals will be extremely damaging to our industry, including being damaging to tenants. 20-09-2018 more >>
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have been tasked by Government to establish standards for the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act. MBIE have produced a report into possible standards and are seeking public submissions on these proposals.
The NZPIF have produced a report summarising the proposals and conveying the NZPIF position on them. You can read this report here. 20-09-2018 more >>
CoreLogic research analyst Kelvin Davidson writes:
Residential property investors are clearly under the pump from the government at the moment, facing increased costs and regulatory pressures, including higher quality standards (e.g. insulation), increased tenant rights, and pending removal of negative gearing. 19-09-2018 more >>
Government has released proposed standards for their Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill. This covers improved standards to rental properties that are additional to the rental property Minimum Standards Act that was passed in 2016. 04-09-2018 more >>