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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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If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

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 2020

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