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New Zealand

Buying Property in New Zealand

Whether you are living permanently or living in New Zealand on a temporary visa it is possible to purchase a property there. The maximum amount of home or land that can be bought is restricted to five hectares. In areas that are classed as ‘sensitive’, such as islands or reserves, the amount of land that can be obtained by overseas buyers is limited to less than 0.4 hectares.

In October 2013 – the rules regarding mortgage lending in New Zealand changed. In an attempt to cool the overzealous Auckland and Christchurch markets the majority of buyers have to put down a 20% deposit. Only 10% of a bank’s new residential mortgage loans can be allocated to deposits of less than 10%. Values of properties in New Zealand vary greatly. The North Island overall tends to be more expensive than the South. Average house prices in Auckland are over NZ$800,000 (£449,772) whilst in Christchurch the average house price is NZ$425,000 (£238,941).

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Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.

Some of our Customer Reviews

From the initial meeting to the pack up John Mason were both friendly and professional. We have already recommended them to friends, we don’t hesitate to recommend them for your move.

Surrey, UK to Auckland, New Zealand - June 2018

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2018

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2019

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