First Home Partner is a shared ownership scheme designed to help more New Zealanders into homeownership.

We provide a number of publications that explain how the shared ownership and co-purchasing process works in order to buy a home with First Home Partner, and also provide generic guidance through the home buying process. The purpose of this page is to provide you access to download the relevant brochures and supporting legal documents for First Home Partner.

First Home Partner brochure [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Shared Ownership Agreement example [PDF, 1.5 MB]

Guide to the Shared Ownership Agreement [PDF, 55 KB]

Commitment Agreement [PDF, 98 KB]

A guide to finding your IRD income summary and KiwiSaver [PDF, 733 KB]

A guide to finding your IRD income summary - Self Employed [PDF, 843 KB]

Statutory Declaration [PDF, 43 KB]

First Home Partner Gifting Declaration [PDF, 24 KB]

Requirements for SPA Checklist [PDF, 74 KB]

Insurance Criteria [PDF, 26 KB]

Valuation Criteria [PDF, 23 KB]

Privacy Statement [PDF, 33 KB]

Examples Showing Distribution of Sale Proceeds [PDF, 26 KB]

Example - General instructions for solicitors acting in a shared ownership transaction [PDF, 404 KB]

Example - Kāinga Ora Cover Letter to Homeowner's Solicitor [PDF, 649 KB]

Example - Reporting letter to Kāinga Ora from solicitor acting in a shared ownership transaction [PDF, 500 KB]

Request process for lawyers and solicitors

If you need to request identification information for AML, you can email your enquiry to firsthome.enquiries@kaingaora.govt.nz 

Please provide the below information in your request:

  • Name
  • Contact number
  • Contact email
  • Company name
  • Address
  • First Home Partner application number (e.g., FHP-001234)
  • Reason for your request

IRD Product Ruling

The Goods and Services Tax treatment of the First Home Partner Scheme is unique and Kāinga Ora have obtained a public Product Ruling from Inland Revenue, which is designed to give certainty to counter parties of the correct GST treatment in two sets of circumstances:

  • the initial acquisition - likely to be the sale from a developer to The Home Owner and Kāinga Ora
  • the sale of a home in the PHO scheme (while Kāinga Ora still owns shares) on the open market.

View the IRD ruling(external link)

Page updated: 24 November 2021