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COMMENT: Landlording is a business

Governments from both sides of the political equation have failed to recognise residential landlording as a business - but it is, argues Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis.

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COMMENT: Reforms would increase rental shortage

Feelings on tenancy law reform continue to run high as MBIE considers submissions on the Government’s proposals. Here’s a summary of what landlord Naveen Goel had to say in his…

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COMMENT: Have we hit the bottom?

It looks like New Zealand's property market may have reached a floor, and the worst could be over for property market activity, argues CoreLogic's head of research Nick Goodall. 

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COMMENT: Reform word games

Everyone is talking about residential rental reform at the moment - or are they? Here's what Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis has to say about it... 

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COMMENT: What “bad tenant” tales are really saying

Tales about nightmare tenants have been rife in the media of late but such stories are not new – so does the sudden deluge indicate that landlords have reached breaking point, Miriam Bell asks.

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Addressing tenancy law reform

Tenancy law reform is a hot topic at the moment. Here’s some thoughts on the Government’s proposed changes from Kishan Lal of Clarke Group Property Management… More...

Rental WoF won't help affordability

The Green Party is again calling for the introduction of a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF). But NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King is questioning that call... More...

A different system: the rental market in Scandinavia

European rental models are often looked to as ones that New Zealand could learn from. That prompted Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis to take a close look at Sweden's rental market. More...

How to profit from the new plan

The Super City’s new Unitary Plan provides interesting reading for Auckland property owners. Could you be an “accidental investor”? Hamish Firth from Mt Hobson Group tells all. More...

Flawed rental policy not the answer

Renters United's plan to "fix" New Zealand's "broken" rental laws is poorly thought out and will negatively affect everyone, NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King argues... More...

Tax working group agrees property fairly taxed

Claims that rental property is undertaxed are based on flawed assumptions and the Tax Working Group agrees, the NZ Property Investors Federation says... More...

Is vaping a new risk for landlords?

With many cigarette smokers switching to vaping, does this pose a new risk for landlords? Dr Marewa Glover argues that it does not. More...

Correct facts on tax & rental properties - NZPIF

The NZ Property Investors Federation has produced research which shows that property investors pay their fair share of tax... More...

Affordable housing in Auckland now doable

As a property lender, we believe a big part of our future will be backing affordable housing developments in Auckland thanks to the Unitary Plan which now makes them a lot more doable. More...

National median reaches record high

REINZ's October figures show price rises in every region apart from Auckland and Nelson. More...

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