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More people are moving and investing in the provinces. And, they’re looking to us as the experts on the ground. Our people live, work and play in the communities they call home and have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you. Their deep relationships and insights mean that they are able to provide detail that's hard to beat.
Who can purchase property in New Zealand?
Some types of property can't be purchased by non-citizens or permanent residents without government permission. It's important that you inform your real estate agency of your status. The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) administers the New Zealand Government's foreign investment policies. They assess applications for consent from foreigners who intend to make substantial investments in New Zealand.
Who can buy new or existing property in New Zealand without restrictions?
All other nationalities are subject to restrictions on buying 'residential' or 'lifestyle' property and may require consent from the Overseas Investment Office.
Some useful OIO guides around the restrictions:
Do you have an IRD number?
Prior to settlement and possession, you will need to provide a New Zealand IRD number. This applies to the sale/purchase of all land/property in New Zealand.
Don't have a New Zealand IRD number? For a New Zealand IRD number, you'll need to open a New Zealand bank account first.
Offshore parties also need to provide their tax number/details from their country of origin.
Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation compliance
As of January 1st, 2019, any person/s selling a property is required to provide proof of their identity under the New Zealand Government's Anti-Money Laundering laws. In some cases, buyers may also be asked to identify themselves in a way that satisfies AML requirements.
How do I find out more about the property market and house prices?
For an in-depth look at the housing market and the latest information on house prices, check out our market statistics section
How do I find out more about rental prices?
For the latest information on rental prices across provincial New Zealand, talk to our award-winning Property Management team.
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