Can you use someone else’s KiwiSaver?
You must be a trustee and beneficiary of the trust which will own the property. You cannot be the beneficiary of another trust that owns property, where that property is the KiwiSaver member’s principal place of residence.
How long do you have to live in your house if you use KiwiSaver?
New rule: You must intend to live in the home for six months. This rule is aimed at ensuring the house you’re buying is to live in, rather than as an investment property or holiday home.
Can you use your KiwiSaver as a deposit?
Can I use my KiwiSaver for a deposit or on settlement? If you have a conditional sale and purchase agreement, you can apply to use your KiwiSaver savings for deposit and/or settlement. If your agreement for sale and purchase is unconditional, you can only apply to use your KiwiSaver savings for settlement.
What can KiwiSaver be used for?
Your KiwiSaver funds are an asset. You may be able to use your KiwiSaver funds to pay off your debts if you become bankrupt. However in the case of a KiwiSaver scheme, the funds are protected from your creditors while they remain in the fund.
Can I gift my KiwiSaver to a family member?
Your deposit can be gifted by a relative. You can apply for a KiwiSaver Deposit Subsidy or KiwiSaver Savings Withdrawal.
Can I use my KiwiSaver to buy my second house?
You can still withdraw your KiwiSaver for a home purchase even if you have owned property before – provided you look like a first home buyer. The most common scenario we see is businesspeople who have sold their house to rescue the business, and then later on are buying back into the market.
Can I buy a house with KiwiSaver and not live in it?
There’s no minimum time you must live in a house bought using a KiwiSaver first home withdrawal. If you qualify for a First home grant, please check with Kāinga Ora for any minimum time period you must live at the property.
Can I use my KiwiSaver to buy a house after divorce?
There are two ways to use KiwiSaver towards your first home purchase, the HomeStart grant and the first home withdrawal. You’ll need to prove you’re a first home buyer (or in the same position as a first home buyer — following a divorce, business failure or similar) to qualify.
Can you use KiwiSaver to pay off mortgage?
Balancing a low interest rate with potential investment gains. When the interest rate on your home loan is very low, your KiwiSaver fund (or another investment) may pay a much higher rate of return. However, there are always risks and fees associated with investing which do not apply to repaying your home loan.
How do I use my KiwiSaver to buy a house?
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you’ll be able to use your KiwiSaver savings to put towards the purchase of your first home. You’ll need to leave a minimum balance of $1,000 in your KiwiSaver account and you cannot withdraw any amount transferred from an Australian complying superannuation fund.
How much of your KiwiSaver can you use to buy a house?
If you’re buying an existing home you can receive $1,000 for each year you’ve been a contributing member of KiwiSaver, up to a maximum of $5,000. If you’re buying a brand new home you can receive $2,000 for each year you’ve been a contributing member of KiwiSaver, up to a maximum of $10,000.
How much of my KiwiSaver can I use for a house deposit?
You must have a deposit, which can include your KiwiSaver balance, equal to 5% of the value of the house you are buying. In the 12 months before you apply, you must have earned $85,000 or less (before tax) for a single buyer, $130,000 or less (before tax) in the last 12 months if 2 or more people are buying the home.
Can I use my KiwiSaver to buy a house in Australia 2021?
Can I use my Kiwisaver as a deposit for a home in Australia? If you are buying your first home, you may be able to use your Kiwisaver as a deposit on the home. You will have to meet the normal rules regarding income levels, length of time in Kiwisaver, and other regulations.
Can I use my KiwiSaver to buy into my partners house?
Any contributions you and your employers have made, plus the investment returns, can be dipped into to help towards a first home purchase. From the beginning of April you’ll also be able to take out any member tax credits you’ve earned. The $1000 kick-start will continue to be off-limits for home purchases.
Can I use KiwiSaver for home renovations?
KiwiSaver funds are only available to first-home buyers or those who are buying land to build a first home. If you’re building new and use KiwiSaver to help you buy your section, you then cannot tap into it again for construction costs. You cannot use your KiwiSaver savings to buy an investment property.