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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...

October results a mixed bag

Harcourts figures for October show a housing market that is slowing down, but still positive for investors according to CEO Chris Kennedy. More...

The Auckland housing crisis - not even half the numbers

Auckland Housing Summit organiser, Leonie Freeman, crunches the city's housing numbers to get a progress report on solving the crisis... More...

Rents a mixed bag across New Zealand

Year on year growth in rental prices has varied across the regions but the median rent hasn't budged in the last six months, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. More...

Combating Auckland's housing crisis

The number of houses being built is the key to the problem and the solution of Auckland's housing shortage. More...

Warning all landlords - compliance non-negotiable

No longer will landlords and property management companies be able to get away with poor landlord behaviour. More...

Regional auction watch: Strong demand for family home

Bidding was fast and competitive for a large family home generating an income at a Rotorua auction. More...

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