Ban on foreign purchases of houses in nz

Cindy Black made this Official Information request to Land Information New Zealand

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From: Cindy Black

Dear Land Information New Zealand,

I see in the news that the Prime Minister has announced a ban on foreign purchasers of residential housing in NZ.
Can you please provide copies of any and all advice provided by LINZ and or the OIO related to this announcement and this proposed ban.

I envisage this advice should include what the ban actually is, what the legislative amendments would be to give effect to it, and whether it is in fact a ban, or in fact a requirement for a foreign purchaser to seek consent from the OIO. Advice on whether and how the proposal would be enforced and what implications it might have should be included as well as what resourcing impact LINZ and or the OIO expect it to have on them, and how such resourcing issues will be addressed. Advice on what affect legislation changes would actually have, and what impact any proposed legislative change would have on existing and proposed international agreements that NZ is or is intending to be a party to would also be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Cindy Black

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Land Information New Zealand

Good Morning Cindy

Thank you for your enquiry, I have forwarded this to the appropriate
team and they will respond to you directly.

Kind regards

Saarin
Land Information New Zealand
0800 665 463
Hours of Support: 0700 to 1730 - Monday to Friday
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From: Peter R Hill
Land Information New Zealand


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Hi Cindy

 

Thank you for your email of 1 November requesting under the Official
Information Act, copies of any and all advice provided by LINZ and or the
OIO related to the proposed ban on foreign purchasers of residential
housing in NZ announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

 

In terms of s14(b) of the Official Information Act your request has been
transferred to Treasury as your request is more closely connected with the
functions of that organisation.  Treasury are the lead agency in providing
advice to Ministers on this matter.

 

Regards

 

 

Pete Hill
Team Manager OIO Research and Support
Overseas Investment Office

E  [1][email address] | DDI +64 4 460 2784 | M +64 27 235 8389

Wellington Office, Level 7, Radio New Zealand House, 155 The Terrace
PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145, New Zealand | T 04 460 0110   
W  [2]www.linz.govt.nz | [3]data.linz.govt.nz
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Case Number: CAS-278433-ZCVHKM

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Case Title:

Official Information request - Ban on foreign purchases of houses in nz

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