Are you eligible?

KiwiBuild is designed to give more New Zealanders the opportunity to buy their own home.

In order to be eligible to buy a KiwiBuild home you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Resident Visa Holder who is 'ordinarily resident in New Zealand'
  • not currently own a home in New Zealand or overseas
  • have an individual income that is $120,000 or less per year (before tax) for a single buyer; or
  • have a combined income that is $180,000 or less per year (before tax) for two or more buyers.

You will also need to commit to living in your KiwiBuild home for a minimum period of time before the home can be rented out or sold:

  • at least one year for a studio or one-bedroom home; or
  • at least three years for a home with two-bedrooms or larger.

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