Investing in New Zealand as an overseas purchaser may be restricted dependent upon your New Zealand residence status.

Buying property in New Zealand

Rules governing the purchase of property in New Zealand by overseas buyers are managed by the Overseas Investment Office. The regulations are designed to strike a balance between realising the benefit of overseas investment, while protecting New Zealand’s land and assets.

Finding out if you need consent to invest in New Zealand property is an essential first step in the process if you reside in a country other than New Zealand. New Zealand, Australian or Singaporean permanent residents who live in NZ do not require consent. If you have New Zealand permanent residency or resident visa and do not live in New Zealand, you may need to apply for consent to buy a home.