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Property Council welcomes emphasis on density and design

Property Council is pleased Auckland Council has acknowledged that the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) needs to be more flexible.

Market steady as winter chills arrive - REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ ("REINZ") shows there were 62 fewer farm sales (-11.5%) for the three months ended June 2015 than for the three months ended June 2014.

Auckland asking prices 'rising 10x faster' than the rest of NZ

While Auckland’s property market is continuing to experience massive demand and significant increases in average asking prices, Trade Me Property data shows the City of Sails is at odds with what is happening in much of the rest of the country.

House prices: Labour and National 'afraid to do what's needed'

Both Labour and National are playing politics over skyrocketing demand for Auckland homes and both parties are too afraid to do what’s actually needed, which is introduce a capital gains tax on all properties but the family home, the Green Party says.

Insulation only half the answer to damp housing problems - CHA

The new regulation framework proposed by Government for rental properties is better than the status quo but does not go far enough, says Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), the peak body for the community housing sector.

Real estate figures 'reinforce busy winter'

"Once upon time winter was the off-season for real estate, but not any more particularly in Auckland," says Geoff Barnett - National Manager, Century 21 New Zealand.

Housing WOF: 'Too little action'

Yesterday the government announced they would not be implementing the debated Warrant of Fitness (WOF) for rental homes, instead announcing a ‘watered-down’ version, with all rental properties requiring smoke alarms to be installed by July next year and to be insulated by July 2019.

Property Institute disappointed by changes to tenancy laws

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, says that the Government has missed a chance to enact ‘meaningful’ changes in a suite of new measures targeted at Landlords.

Wellington Mayor welcomes first moves to improve rental housing

People living in sub-standard houses will benefit from new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms in rental accommodation, says Wellington Mayor Celia-Wade Brown who welcomed the move as a positive step forward.

Tenancy law changes to include insulation and smoke alarm requirements

The Residential Tenancies Act is to be strengthened with new requirements for insulation, smoke alarms, better enforcement and faster resolution of abandoned tenancies, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.