About settled.govt.nz

Guiding Kiwis through home buying and selling.

Buying or selling your home is a big move and one of the biggest financial decisions you are likely to make. It’s a complex and sometimes stressful process with potentially significant emotional and financial impacts if things go wrong. 

Welcome to settled.govt.nz. Here you’ll find comprehensive, independent information to help you feel more in control - and help to get you settled. There’s information about the risks and how they can impact you, and tips on how to avoid some of the major potential problems.

Have a look at the checklists, quizzes, videos, and tools. From understanding LIMs to sale and purchase agreements, to when to contact a lawyer, settled.govt.nz explains what you need to know.

Real Estate Authority

Settled.govt.nz is brought to you by the Real Estate Authority (REA)(external link). REA is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry.

Our vision:

  • people confidently engage in fair transactions with trusted real estate professionals.

Our purpose:

  • to promote and protect the interests of consumers in respect of transactions that relate to real estate, and
  • to promote public confidence in the performance of real estate agency work.

Social media

You can find us on Facebook(external link) and YouTube(external link)

Read our Social media transparency statement on REA.govt.nz(external link)


We welcome your feedback on our website. Please use the feedback section on each page or email info@settled.govt.nz

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