Landlords unfazed by new rules

 

PHOTO:  IAKOV FILIMONOV/123RF Landlords were worried about the prospect of the loss of their right to issue 42-day notices to tenants.

Landlords’ fears about looming changes to the property investment market look to have subsided.

Before the election, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) surveyed its members and said most would increase rent if Labour implemented its housing policies, including extending its bright-line test for capital gains tax, ring-fencing tax losses on investment properties, giving tenants more rights and introducing new “healthy homes” standards.

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