Would you like to buy your Housing New Zealand house?
The government is offering state house tenants the option to buy the house they are living in. The dream of home ownership may be yours, without even having to call the movers. If you are not interested in buying your house, don’t worry, you can continue to rent off us. You are under no obligation to buy.
It is important to note that not all properties will be made available for sale.
If you are a tenant and interested in buying your house either:
There are other important costs you may have to consider when purchasing a home, such as:
There are also ongoing costs of home ownership to consider including:
Your rent account with Housing New Zealand will need to be up to date by the time you purchase your home. This includes paying off any debt related to damages and income related rent.
Housing New Zealand has several products that may help you into home ownership
The FirstHome grant is a gift of 10% of the purchase price of selected Housing New Zealand houses up to a maximum of $20,000. The FirstHome grant is not available in areas where there is high demand for state houses. These areas include:
Buyers can also combine the FirstHome grant with the Welcome Home Loan, the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant and/or the KiwiSaver first-home withdrawal, if you are eligible to buy the tenancy you are living in.
Note that this is only available for the purchase of specific Housing New Zealand properties and cannot be applied for to buy any other properties.
If you are a tenant and want to apply for the FirstHome grant you can complete the FirstHome grant application form as part of your application to purchase the property you currently live in.
Once completed you can scan and email your application to us
To find about the different products we have to assist first time home buyers call 0508 935 266, between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email email@example.com