KiwiBuild

KiwiBuild eligibility

KiwiBuild is designed to give more New Zealanders the opportunity to buy their own home at more affordable prices. However, there are a few eligibility criteria you will need to meet in order to be able to buy a KiwiBuild home.
You will need to meet the following to be eligible:
  • I’m at least 18 or older
  • I’m a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or resident visa holder who is ‘ordinarily resident in New Zealand’
  • I don’t currently own a home in New Zealand or overseas*
  • I am buying a home by myself and have an income below $120k (before tax)
  • I am buying with multiple people and together we have a combined income below $180k (before tax)
*if you currently own a home but are interested in a KiwiBuild home, you can contact the KiwiBuild Eligibility Team on 0800 521 107 or info@kiwibuild.govt.nz to discuss your circumstances.
There is also a minimum amount of time you’ll need to commit to living in your new KiwiBuild home before it can be rented or sold:
  • At least one year for a studio or one-bedroom home
  • At least three years for a home with two or more bedrooms

Applying for KiwiBuild eligibility

If you’re interested in one of the KiwiBuild homes available through Leap, you will need to submit an application to KiwiBuild to prove you meet the eligibility criteria. As part of this, you will need to provide evidence of:
  • your New Zealand citizenship or residency (a copy of your New Zealand birth certificate, citizenship certificate, passport or visa status); and
  • your income (an IRD Summary of Earnings for the previous 12 months).
You will need to have your documents certified and sign the KiwiBuild Statutory Declaration in front of an authorized person (e.g. a Justice of the Peace). This declares that all your information is accurate and genuine.
When you have your information ready you will need to create a KiwiBuild account and upload your documents to complete your application.
Once all this is sorted, you’re on the right track!

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We have KiwiBuild homes available now and under development in great locations all around Auckland. Click here to view our current available homes or follow the link below to see what other options are available through KiwiBuild.

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If you would like more information about one of our homes or would like some help with the KiwiBuild process, we are always ready to help!
If you would like more information about one of our homes or would like some help with the KiwiBuild process, we are always ready to help!