Researching natural hazards
New Zealand is at risk of many types of natural hazard. Before you buy, find out which hazards are most relevant to the property you’re considering and how the risk of damage might be reduced.
Certain features can make some homes more susceptible to damage in a natural disaster.
If you’re thinking about buying a unit, townhouse or apartment, you might need to consider different things to a standalone house.
Find out whether the home has had an EQCover claim, and what to be aware of if a property claim is being transferred.
Sometimes the list of things to think about when buying a home can seem overwhelming.
Home buying advice
Buying a home is a big deal. The Real Estate Authority’s Settled website has information on some important things to consider.
If a disaster happened tomorrow, would you be ready? Civil Defence explains how to make a plan before an emergency happens.
Living in New Zealand
New Zealand has many natural hazards. GNS Science helps us to understand these and ways to increase resilience.