Marlborough Property Investors' Association
NZ Standards for Meth - public consultation and NZPIF policyThe draft NZ Standard for meth is now open for public consultation. Submissions close on 20 February 2017.
21-12-2016 more >>
PM announces new Cabinet line-upPrime Minister Bill English has today announced his new Cabinet line-up which builds on the success of the last eight years and provides new ideas and energy heading into election year.
18-12-2016 more >>
Positive end to the yearThis year has been quite a tough one for our industry, at least politically. The Reserve Bank has made financing rentals much harder, the courts have made us pay for our tenants damage and meth has continued to take off and act like a grenade being thrown around threatening to blow up our investments.
07-12-2016 more >>
Prime Minister John Key announces resignationJust a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only take stock of the past 10 years, but to look forward.
05-12-2016 more >>
More social housing for AucklandA new social housing complex of 120 apartments is to be built on surplus Crown land and an adjoining Housing New Zealand site in Auckland in partnership with local iwi, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nick Smith have announced.
23-11-2016 more >>
Proposal for an Osaki remedyAndrew King reports on the NZPIF has had meetings with Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and outlines all the discussion which is going on behind the scenes.
18-11-2016 more >>
Andrew King updates members on meth contamination.The much anticipated report on acceptable levels of meth contamination was released recently by the Ministry of Health. The main finding of the report is that the current levels of acceptable meth contamination are to be amended.
18-11-2016 more >>
MBIE investigation into building performanceA technical investigation into the performance of buildings such as Statistics House at CentrePort will be undertaken to help inform improved building regulation, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
17-11-2016 more >>
Reserve Bank reduces OCR to 1.75 percentStatement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
10-11-2016 more >>
Government injects another $300m into emergency housingMore emergency housing places, more support for tenants and more frontline staff have been funded in the next step in the Governmentâ€™s comprehensive housing plan.
07-11-2016 more >>
Osaki change being considered by GovernmentThe NZ Property Investor's Federation annual conference was recently held in New Plymouth and was an outstanding success.
07-11-2016 more >>
President Terry le Grove's report to the AGM of the NZPIF 14 October 2016Since the President's report was delivered, progress had been made in several areas outlined in the report. The changes have been added in red.
28-10-2016 more >>
ANZ/NZPIF Survey 2016 - key findings released in OctoberThe 2016 ANZ Residential Property Survey results show the impact of the LVR restrictions on investorsâ€™ ability to purchase more property or change their investment strategies
21-10-2016 more >>
Tenancy law change on damage claims being consideredThe Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
15-10-2016 more >>
Hundreds helped into housing independenceThe Government has granted nearly $2.5 million in assistance to help people move from social housing to sustainable private housing, freeing up places for those who need it most, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
09-10-2016 more >>
Tenants' liability for damage 2In last month's article I discussed the ramifications of the court's decision to exemplify tenants from responsibility for any damage that they cause to their rental property.
07-10-2016 more >>
An update on tenants' liability for damageThe NZPIF recently surveyed members to estimate the cost of damage claims over the past year. Read the background to this request and how the NZPIF is working hard to ensure that landlords do not bear the full financial burden of unintentional damage and neither are tenants financially ruined through a mistake or accident.
23-09-2016 more >>
The Reserve Bank today left the OCR unchangedStatement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent.
22-09-2016 more >>
Government secures more emergency housingA target of around 3000 emergency housing places funded per year has been exceeded and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is seeking even more places to help house vulnerable New Zealanders.
20-09-2016 more >>
Social housing reform programme on trackThe Governmentâ€™s Social Housing Reform Programme is on track with more social housing available in Auckland and more on the way, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.
11-09-2016 more >>
Housing legislation passesParliament has today passed housing legislation which will ensure house building momentum continues in Auckland and enable the Special Housing Area (SHA) process to be used in other areas for a further three years, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says
08-09-2016 more >>
Tenants' liability for damagen 2009, a tenant called Mrs Osaki left a pot of oil unattended on the stove. A fire broke out that caused over $200,000 of damage. The property was repaired through the owners insurance, but the insurance company decided to seek the cost of the damage from the Osaki's.
07-09-2016 more >>
Reserve Bank confirms nationwide restrictions on loans to property investorsThe Reserve Bank today confirmed that new rules tighten restrictions on bank lending to residential property buyers throughout New Zealand.
05-09-2016 more >>
Next steps in earthquake-prone building policyBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released for consultation regulations approved by Cabinet on Monday for the new earthquake-prone building legislation.
02-09-2016 more >>
Minister welcomes updated insulation standardNew guidelines on how to effectively install insulation are being welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
01-09-2016 more >>