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The SCPIA helps reduce time and costs for members.
Members report saving thousands of dollars because of the assistance they receive Just one investment property qualifies.


Membership Includes

  • Discounts for goods & services
  • Warnings about bad tenants
  • Latest news, ideas & trends
  • Workload reductions
  • National affiliation support
  • Instant website assistance
  • Real costs unravelled
  • Debt recovery assistance
  • Best services available
  • Better financial returns
  • Aims & objectives

Membership Benefits

Discounts for Goods & Services

Special member discount plans can save hundreds on

  • Paint
  • Building materials
  • Key cutting
  • Debt collection services
  • Insurances
  • Mortgages

National Affiliation Support

The SCPIA is affiliated to the NZ Property Investors Federation along with 20 other property investor associations.  They arrange national discounts, alert us to relevant news, run conferences and publicly promote the industry and its concerns to media and law makers.

Workload Reductions

Many landlords unnecessarily spend costly time without wages attending to their rental properties.  The SCPIA helps members improve time management with

  • Maintenance programmes
  • Tenant selection
  • Caring for good tenants
  • Communications
  • Administration

Latest News, Ideas & Trends

Stay in touch with latest investment rental property news, stories, trends and fresh ideas

  • Choosing better tenants
  • Economic trends
  • Political trends
  • Taxation changes and allowable claims
  • Trading skills
  • Regional horror and success stories
  • Fines and rebukes given to other rental providers

Instant On-line Assistance

SCPIA members can quickly access and personalise any of the growing number of forms, letters, brochures, knowledge, ideas and suggestions for the 10 critical stages of a rental business.

  1. Assessing the real cost of ownership
  2. Purchasing properties ideas & contacts
  3. Finding the a fair sustainable rent
  4. Sifting to find quality tenants
  5. Effective inspections
  6. Rent reviews
  7. Fixing breaches
  8. Terminating agreements
  9. Recovering debts
  10. Selling properties

Warnings about Bad Tenants

Landlords must trust their customers with assets valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. Choosing suitable customer tenants takes VERY careful deliberation. The SCPIA members help each other by adding to and sharing a growing list of people who have proved themselves to be unlikely to honour rental agreements. Over 600 of these folk have already left members owing debts locally totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Real Costs Unravelled

Estate agents use only rates & insurance to guide investors making returns look great. Rental property investors must understand ownership costs also include:-

  • Repairs & maintenance
  • Times without rental income
  • Interest on the current valuation of the property
  • Painting every 10 years
  • Replace carpets & furnishings every 12 years
  • Roofing every 40 years
  • Fencing every 30 years
  • Heating units every 15 years
  • Insulation every 20 years
  • Replacement of buildings every 90 years
  • Damage, cleaning and rubbish removal.

Best Services

Sharing ideas with other experienced local landlords, professionals and guest speakersopens access to the best availablegoods and services. Business is better for members who access the best:-

  • Places to purchase goods
  • Legal representatives
  • Accounting advisers
  • Estate agents
  • Property managers
  • Taxation advisers
  • Tradies
  • Investment development
  • Mortgages
  • Mentors

Debt Recovery Assistance

Tenancy debt recovery improves by using the debtors list and absorbing the great number of suggestions members and speakers discuss at meetings. Letters to debtor tenants are sent free of cost when new debtors are listed.

Better Financial Returns

Many investors soon discover their rental accommodation business is a financial disaster for them and they leave again because their real costs are always higher than the rents received.  The SCPIA provides members help and information to assist them maximise affordable rents and take good care of their good tenants.  Tax deductible membership subscription is far outweighed by the huge savings members obtain from just one of dozens of loss making situations.

South Canterbury Enterprise

Aims are to improve the renting experience for tenants and landlords.  Meetings are held every 1 or 2 months. They are friendly, and informal. Expert guest speakers provide ideas and suggestions that generate discussions on the many different aspects of rental property management. Members’ share their tenancy stories, make helpful contacts and discuss ideas to improve their rental businesses.

Check Our Website

Use the information available on our website to

  • Calculate the costs of your rental property
  • Find local market rents,
  • Look at past tribunal rulings
  • Explore tenancy law

Become a Member

Please complete the membership form online below (or download the Membership form)

Return form and post your Subscription cheque of $105
To: SCPIA PO Box 81, Timaru 7940
Pay via online banking into ANZ account no: 01 0886 0110136 00
(Particulars: First Name. Code: Family Name. Reference: New Mbr)


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