Real Estate

When you list with Charta Real Estate you can be assured of a quick and honest transaction.  Decades of satisfied clients have enabled us to grow a huge database of serious subscribers to our newsletters (across New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, China, the UK & the US).  We have up to date digital analysis of our listings and a strong internet presence through social media,,

Although we have very competitive marketing plans, we understand that every property is as individual as it’s owners and we are happy tailor a marketing plan for you.

It seems the positive experience of working with CRE is most obvious in the fact that approximately 50% of our listings are from re-sales, with vendors and purchasers returning repeatedly and dealing exclusively with our team members.

With many years of experience across residential, commercial, apartment and housing developments and projects of all sizes the CRE team know how to handle practically every situation that may arise. 

More recently, you may be aware that there have been changes to the Overseas Investment in New Zealand properties (October 2018) and new Anti-Money Laundering legislation was brought in in January 2019.  This has created a bit of confusion for some people - we've covered some of this further down the page, but be reassured that our agents are up to date with requirements and are confident in guiding you through the processes with ease.  Initially, this means there's a little more paper work involved (sorry about that) but it ensures that everyone is above board and we don't have any fuss and bother later down the track.

Charta Real Estate - No drama, just quiet confidence to assist you through the process with your precious investment.

On the other side of the coin, purchasing a property through Charta Real Estate can also be an easy and pleasant experience as our many satisfied clients can testify (see below for some references).

Charta Real Estate Ltd is a real estate company licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.


Anti-Money Laundering Compliance (AML)

It seems the new Anti-Money Laundering regulations are causing some confusion, and many clients do not understand what is required of them.

Thankfully the REINZ have created this great little flow chart that makes it a little easier to understand.

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From 1 January 2019 Real Estate agents will (among other things), be required to verify the identity of their clients in accordance with AML/CFT legislation. This is called Customer Due Diligence (CDD).  They are required to identify who their clients are (i.e. who they are acting for). This could be individuals, companies, trusts, or other client types like societies and government departments etc. This means asking for information to verify your full name, date of birth, and residential address.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) click here. 

The REINZ have also put together this short video to share with vendors to help understand what is required. We hope this helps. 

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Meet some of our people:

For expert opinions and information regarding the sale or purchase of properties, don't hesitate to contact Howard and if you're making a general enquiry with anything in Real Estate or Property Management, Donna is sure to help you.


Your Real Estate Professional

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  • Howard SidnamCharta Real Estate

  • Director of Projects - BComLicensed under the REAA 2008
  • +64 9 300 7874
  • +64 21 973 389
  • Howard has spent the past 25 years in the property industry, graduating with a degree in Accounting and Marketing, 20 of those years in Project Development. Demand from offshore parties for developments in New Zealand has enabled Howard to build and maintain business networks in Asia, French Polynesia and throughout New Zealand from Rotorua, Auckland to Queenstown.

    He is the recommended Sales & Marketing specialist for the Stamford and Barclay apartments in Auckland central.

    Howard is able to assess and promote developments in a highly effective and efficient manner. He has personally been involved in excess of $300 million dollars of settled development sales. He also maintains listings from an extensive database of owners which he has built up over a long established period of time.

    Always happy to offer advice without any obligation, Howard understands that this is the most important investment people will face in their lifetime.
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  • DonnaCharta Property Group

  • Operations Manager - EALicensed under the REAA 2008
  • +64 9 3034926
  • For Donna customer service and satisfaction are paramount and she strives to deliver the best possible outcome for all. As EA all Managers & Directors she is the glue between divisions handling everything from marketing & social media through to complaints, compliments, contracts, procedures, H&S, AML etc.

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Phone: (+64 9) 303 4926
Fax: (+64 9) 303 4571

Level 8 - AIG Building
41 Shortland Street
Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

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We are currently looking to add a couple more Real Estate sales and marketing stars to our team. 

If you want to work with a genuinely helpful and friendly team and are motivated increase your profile and earning potential get in touch with us now!  

As a boutique agency your commission is generous and there are no resets at the beginning of each year.  You keep what you earn.

Full back up support, ultra-fast broadband and assistance is provided.  Move in to our new offices in the AIG Building in central Auckland and work with us.  

Charta Real Estate welcomes genuine committed individuals who are looking to further their real estate career. If you believe you have the necessary credentials to add value to our successful team please apply or contact us directly.


Charta Property Group is looking for a Business Development Manager to work with both the Real Estate and Property Management arms of the company.  We're looking for that special energetic person with a long term view of utilising, both our current database, your own contacts, your customer service skills, networking and knowledge of all things property, to focus on bringing in residential developments, body corporate and facilities management contracts as well as listings for both sales and property management.  Your success will be well rewarded with a generous commission rate and incentives!

If you're curious, use the Apply on Line link below in total confidence.

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Why Invest in New Zealand?

New Zealand and Auckland in particular, is lagging with a shortfall of over 10,000 new houses each year, with each successive year adding to that number. This along with various other factors including restricted supply of land, limited supply of new housing, skilled contractors and construction supplies, and ever-increasing rents are only adding fuel to the fire. We are currently in a sustained moving market which keeps pushing prices up.

Auckland's population of 1.5 million is growing every year through both domestic and immigration growth. With approximately 50,000 new residents every year or 960 people per week, the population of Auckland is expected to reach 2 million by 2050.  That means that two thirds of New Zealand's population growth between 2001 and 2026 is projected to be in the Auckland region.

Overseas Investment Office

If you're from overseas and would like to purchase a property in New Zealand check this handy chart to see if you are OK to buy or are able to get consent.

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The Overseas Investment Office administers New Zealand’s overseas investment laws. In general, overseas people who are not residents cannot buy homes to live in, but other investment opportunities are available. This information graphic (PDF, 210KB) gives an overview of investment opportunities in New Zealand.  

Residential Land Statement

From 22 October 2018, every purchaser of land that is classified as residential or lifestyle, or that includes residential/lifestyle land (regardless of whether they are an Overseas Person or not), will need to complete a Residential Land Statement advising whether they require Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent to buy the property.

The Residential Land Statement is available on the REINZ website, under Advisory resources, and on the Overseas Investment Office website.

The purchaser’s lawyer or conveyancer will assist them to complete their Residential Land Statement, which needs to be completed prior to settlement.

What does this mean for a purchaser of residential land?

If the purchaser requires OIO consent to purchase the property:

1. They will need to apply to the OIO for permission to do so; and
2. The sale and purchase agreement must be conditional on them obtaining OIO consent, unless they have already obtained a pre-approval from OIO.

If an Overseas Person enters a sale and purchase agreement that is not conditional on OIO consent:

• they will be in breach of the Overseas Investment Act as soon as they enter the agreement;
• they will not be able to settle the contract, even if it is otherwise unconditional, until OIO consent is granted;
• any deposit they have paid may be forfeited;
• the purchaser could be liable for penalty interest for delayed settlement pending the granting of OIO consent;
• the vendor could take action against the purchaser for any losses suffered, including a loss on re-sale of the property; and
• if the vendor or real estate agent knew OIO consent was required, they could be liable for civil penalties.