Wairarapa Property Investors' Association
Changes to tax rules punish tenantsTim Horsbrugh, NZPIF Executive Committee member presented to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee last week
11-12-2022 more >>
From the President's desk - change of leadership at NZPIFIn October Andrew King resigned as President of the NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) to begin an extended motorcycle tour, with his wife Sarah, through Central and South America. After 26 years of involvement, it is the end of an era for NZPIF. His enthusiasm for property, tenants, landlords and the improving of membership benefits has been exemplary. Â Much has been achieved during his tenure for the Federation to become a well-informed voice for property investors in political and media circles.
01-12-2022 more >>
Proposals for methamphetamine regulations which will apply to residential tenanciesA discussion document is on the Ministry website and submissions are welcome up to 20 February 2023
24-11-2022 more >>
OCR increased to 4.25 percentThe Committee agreed that the OCR needs to reach a higher level, and sooner than previously indicated, to ensure inflation returns to within its target range over the medium term.
23-11-2022 more >>
The island with a crisisThere has been recent publicity* around the shortage of residential rentals on Waiheke Island. There, the lack of reasonably-priced rentals is seriously affecting those people who earn quite modest incomes as they work in the Islandâ€™s service industries.
21-11-2022 more >>
NZPIF members support greater stability for tenantsIt is good to see that the Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is acknowledging that people who rent their homes are now moving between tenancies less often than in past years.
09-11-2022 more >>
Best wishes to all rental property owners from Andrew KingBy the time you are reading this, my wife, Sarah, and I will be starting a seven-month motorbike journey from San Francisco to Santiago in Chile. This is part one of a plan to motorbike around the Americas. Naturally this means my 26-year involvement (nearly half my life!) with the rental property industry is coming to an end. It has certainly been a journey and Iâ€™d like to thank Sarah and the kids for putting up with a lot.
01-11-2022 more >>
Local rental market updateA local rental market update
20-10-2022 more >>
Registration of Property ManagersRecently there have been calls for the compulsory registration of Residential Property Managers. These property managers act as middle-men between the property owner and the tenant, collecting the rent and handling any issues that may come up during the tenancy relating to the tenant's behaviour and with the property itself.
20-10-2022 more >>
OCR increased from 3 percent to 3.5 percentThe Monetary Policy Committee today increased the Official Cash Rate to 3.5 percent
05-10-2022 more >>
Social housing in the WairarapaTim Horsbrugh outlines the solution needed to make sure the list of those does not increase further
05-10-2022 more >>
Heather Black on renovationsHeather Black on renovations
22-09-2022 more >>
Housing: blame the GovernmentTim Horsbrugh, President of Wairarapa PIA, has this article published in the Wairarapa Times
17-09-2022 more >>
Comparing the cost of different types of rentalsThere are people and organisations that would prefer rental properties to be provided by social landlords like the state or Community Housing Providers (CHiPâ€™s). They make the argument that social housing providers charge lower rental prices and offer better security for tenants and the Government appears to agree. But is it true?
17-09-2022 more >>
Reversal of the rental tax would be great as wellThere are similarities between the tax increase on superannuation fees, now reversed, and tax increases on rental property.
01-09-2022 more >>
OCR increased to 3 percent from 2.5 percentThe Monetary Policy Committee today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 3 percent from 2.5 percent. The Committee agreed it remains appropriate to continue to tighten monetary conditions at pace to maintain price stability and contribute to maximum sustainable employmen
17-08-2022 more >>
Rent is not the biggest contributor to inflationChief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has called for an immediate freeze on rent increases to give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis.
16-08-2022 more >>
Selective reversal of mortgage interest deductibility does not benefit the majority of tenantsThe vast majority of tenants cannot afford brand-new, high-end rental accommodation. They want well maintained, warm, dry but ultimately good value rental accommodation
12-08-2022 more >>
NZPIF supports many changes for a better rental environmentThe NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) is happy to support changes that make for a better rental environment. However, Tenants Action Wellington has today made outrageous demands for changes to rental laws.
28-07-2022 more >>
Housing and taxPaul Conway, RBNZ Economist, has stated that the Tax Working Group in 2018 showed that the tax system had historically favoured housing as an investment asset. Peter Lewis, Vice President of NZPIF challenges this statement
24-07-2022 more >>
Official cash rate increased to 2.50% todayThe Monetary Policy Committee today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 2.50 percent. The Committee agreed it remains appropriate to continue to tighten monetary conditions at pace to maintain price stability and support maximum sustainable employment.
13-07-2022 more >>
Mid Winter dinnerA mid winter dinner for members and partners
17-06-2022 more >>
Official cash rate increased to 2.0 percentThe Monetary Policy Committee today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 2.0 percent. The Committee agreed it remains appropriate to continue to tighten monetary conditions at pace to maintain price stability and support maximum sustainable employment.
25-05-2022 more >>
Steve GoodeySteve Goodey is an experienced investor from Wellington
19-05-2022 more >>
Changes to Healthy Homes standards come into force 12 MayCheck these changes to see if you need to do extra work on your rental.
12-05-2022 more >>