As a result of the Land Transfer Amendment Act, we collect tax-related data when people buy, sell or transfer property. The legislation also requires us to ask questions that help inform housing policy. This information is collected through a tax statement.

The information provided on each tax statement is confidential to the buyers and sellers, and to Inland Revenue, so may only be released by us in a summarised form. 

We will publish quarterly reports summarising the data.

Information on the size or value of the property being transferred is not included in this report as this is not collected in the tax statements. While the data contains tax residency information, this is not the same as nationality and this is not a register of foreign ownership of residential or other property.

Last Updated: 2 March 2018