Important message to all members

24 April 2020

The Property Institute of New Zealand, on behalf of all our professional community councils, wishes to offer a huge thank-you to members for their patience and understanding during these extraordinary and uncertain times.

As we move into our ANZAC weekend holiday we remain at Alert Level 4 and will move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Monday, April 27. The restrictions placed on us all in Level Three will continue to prevent most of us from carrying out business as usual.

On behalf of the Institutes it represents the Property Institute has issued a number of updates to members which are available on our website HERE

These resources include the latest advice to the New Zealand Institute of Valuers regarding Valuation as an Essential Service, as well as FAQs, guidance on Valuation Uncertainty Property Inspections and a number of other helpful tips.

The Property Managers Institute of New Zealand (PROMINZ), representing residential property managers, has offered advice on virtual inspections and  held two free interactive discussions to assist members navigate the unprecedented lock-down requirements.

You will also find a number of helpful webinars in our library, covering issues including employment law, the business relief package and insurance - with more of these sorts of sessions being planned in the coming weeks.  

In the past few weeks, the Property Institute itself has issued multiple updates where it has consistently, and responsibly, urged members to follow the Government guidance - stay safe - and don't put themselves or the community at risk unnecessarily.

As we move to Alert Level Three our broad advice remains the same for all our professional communities – adhere to government guidelines in respect to all health and safety considerations.

The Government has issued Health & Safety guidance for businesses under the Alert Level structure which can be found HERE.  We recommend you read it and follow it.

The Property Institute will continue to work with our professional communities to identify and address issues as we emerge from the current environment and will keep members informed of updates as they are received.

Once again, thank-you for your support and understanding over this time.

We wish you and your families a safe and restful ANZAC weekend, all be it a very different one for us all. ‘Lest we forget’

Nga mihi

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer 
Property Institute of New Zealand