Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel/transfer my membership?

There is a no-cancellation policy for membership subscriptions.  As soon as payment for the subscription has been made in full or in part (as in the case of memberships paid for by monthly installments) the membership can not be cancelled under any circumstances.

We are however happy to assist with transferring the membership to a nominated person.  A $15 administration fee will apply. 

Can I prepay my renewal before my membership expires?

Yes you can. In fact, many members do prepay their renewal in order to take advantage of various membership promotions we offer from time to time.  Prepaying for your membership will not prejudice the length of your subscription i.e. we will only start your new membership subscription once your current one expires and will never double up subscription periods.

Do you collect and store my personal information? What is your privacy policy?

Yes we do collect and store your personal information when you interact with our website.  Click here to review our privacy policy. 

Does APIA guarantee the works/goods of 'sponsors'?

No, we don't.  Simply because we are an independent organisation that does not give our endorsement or reviews of any businesses whatsoever.  In a sponsorship situation our role is solely passing on sponsored materials to our database in a format that has been approved by the sponsor.  If you find the goods/services of a particular sponsor unsatisfactory, please contact the sponsor directly to resolve the issue.  Beyond that you may be able to find redress under the Consumer Guarantees Act or Far Trading Act.

How much is membership?

Current membership subscription starts from $274 a year (excluding $95 joining fee on all new memberships).  For more information click here

As per an AGM resolution passed in 2009, membership fees are now subject to CPI adjustment every year on the 1st of July.

I already have a magazine subscription, can I receive a discount on my membership?

Yes you can, we will simply take away our cost price for buying the magazine on your behalf (which is $50 per year) and pass on the cost saving to your membership subscription.  Please contact admin@apia.org.nz to arrange.

I have a guest pass, how can I use it?

Valid guest passes (i.e. with a valid date stamp and the guest's details fill out in full on the back of the card) will be accepted at keynote meetings only.  We do not accept guest passes at local meetings.  To speed up registration process for guests at keynote meetings please ensure that you have filled out your contact details on the back of the card and that the date stamp on there is still valid.

I was told that APIA does not give our professional advice, is that true?

Yes it is.  We do not give our any advise because we are simply not qualified to do so.  In fact, before you seek advice from anybody please make sure that they have the necessarily qualification to back up their opinions. 

Instead of giving out advice to members, we refer you to someone who is in a position to help.  From time to time members are able to call these people for a quick five to ten minutes chat on the phone.  However, if your enquiry is more complex, you may be asked to book a meeting with the person at a stipulated fee.  It is then up to you to take it further or not.

What are the costs to attend these meetings?

We operate a card or cash policy at the door.  All keynote and local meetings are free for members to attend so long as you show your membership card at the door. 

There is a door charge of $75 for keynote meetings and $30 for local meetings for non members.  Please note that if we do not sight a valid membership card at the door we reserve the right to insist on the door charge. 

What are the differences between a keynote meeting and a local meeting?

Not many. 

Keynote meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month between February and November at a central location.  Presently we are at the Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School 14 Howe Street Freemans Bay.  These are big meetings where we invite industry leaders to give keynote presentations. 

Local meetings are held at satellite locations all around Auckland to address the fact that our city is quite spread out and from time to time it is difficult for members to attend meetings that are not within their vicinity.  Local meetings are still presented by high calibre speakers but are just held at smaller venues and the catering on the night also reflects the small number of people we expect to be in attendance. 

What kind of support does APIA members receive?

Many investors join our association for the purpose of getting support and guidance in terms of being a property investor and landlord.  We are here to help.  We ask that your first port of call be admin@apia.org.nz.  Once you email us your enquiry we will try to find you an answer and respond to the email.  If it is too complex an issue we will recommend you to speak to one of the property industry professionals we know of.  These people tend to be APIA members and have had a long history of supporting other APIA members too.

When does my membership start and end?

That depends on when you join.  Our cut off date is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (which is when we have our keynote meetings)

If you join between the first of the month and that month's keynote meeting then your membership starts on the first of the month and ends one calendar year after that.  If you join between the day after the keynote meeting and the end of the month then your membership will start on the first of the following month. 

For example, the July 2012 keynote meeting was on the 10th of July.  Anyone joining between the 1st of July and the 10th of July will have their memberships starting from the 1st of July 2012 and ending on the 30th of June 2013.  Anyone joining between the 11th of July and the 30th of July will have their memberships starting on the 1st of August 2012 and ending on the 31st of July 2013. 

Who can become a sponsor?

Under our existing policies and sponsorship agreements already in place, we respectfully decline sponsorship requests from the following types of businesses:

  • property resellers;
  • banks and financial institutions;
  • mortgage brokers; and
  • any business that pertains the the selling, letting and managing of Auckland CBD apartments

Otherwise, we welcome sponsorship enquiries from all property related professionals/businesses.  Please submit your enquiry toadmin@apia.org.nz.

Why am I receiving advertising materials?

From time to time our members do receive promotional materials from sponsors of our events or newsletter.  Week in week out we get regular offers and promotions by local businesses to advertise to our members.  We do not believe members of a non profit organisation should be exposed to a constant bombardment of advertising materials.  However we do recognise that having a secondary income stream in the form of sponsorship helps keeping our membership fees as low as possible.  As such, we have a system where in exchange of an appropriate sponsorship fee, we pass on advertising/promotional offers to our members on behalf of local businesses.  Please be assured that our membership database is secure and will never be sold or revealed to a third party.  For more information, please read this blog post

Introducing Our Partners
Principal Sponsor - Kris Pedersen Mortgages & Insurance logo Gold Sponsor - Barfoot & Thompson logo Keith Hay Homes logo Maintain To Profit logo The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation logo
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The Tenancy Practice Service and TPS Credit Control work closely with the Auckland Property Investors' Association. Our vision of bringing helpful resources, documents and high quality services to Auckland Property Investors and Property Managers is shared by APIA, so its a partnership that works well. 

The Auckland Property Investors' Association is a great organisation for those who want access to advice and information from a range of industry experts and partners. 



Mathieu Holt- Managing Director, The Tenancy Practice Service & TPS Credit Control
Through the Association I found the channels and methods to fund the purchase of property I never dreamed about. Grant Brown

All round it has been one of those things Neil and I felt was really worthwhile belonging to. We have learned so much it has just built our confidence in what we are doing.

Janice Bieleski
I read two articles in the monthly magazine that saved me over $5,000. That is my membership fee for the next 26 years and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more! John Duncan
Fantastic organisation. The networking opportunities are brilliant and provide us with information and opportunities that cannot be obtained anywhere else. We learn something new at every meeting and we've been in this game for nearly 20 years. Pauline and Gyanen Kumar

I find the information obtained from various APIA meetings very useful in guiding my own property investment and rental management.  I also enjoy the networking opportunities with like-minded investors.  I am inspired by other investors’ success and find the more experiences and knowledge that I share with others, the more confident I become.  

Thanks to all APIA event organizers and administrators for your brilliant work. 

Stella Shao

I like talking to people and learning from their experience because it gives me the confidence to invest well. I think it is a knowledge thing. I now know I am doing things the right way.

Stephen Weatherall

My APIA membership has become a total success.

Every time I attend a monthly or regional meeting I come away with so many useful and positive tips that have added value to my property investments and management.

Not only that, the website is a great place for practical advice and useful information. It has now evolved into an important resource for my business.

Talk about value for money! The discounts I have been getting at Bunnings when I present my APIA membership card have more than paid for my annual subscription!

Tim Duffett, Plan A Investments Limited