“However, such an arrangement has got harder since New Zealand imposed tough rules on overseas buyers.”
When it comes to location there are a few areas that really stand out in New Zealand.
Chris said: “A few locations worth thinking about include Queenstown, in Otago, the adventure capital of the world, which combines lakes, mountains and lush countryside. “Kaikoura in the Canterbury region of South Island is a hip, beachside location with incredible wildlife to appreciate in the water, from penguins to whales.
“It’s pretty affordable too, average less than NZ$500,000 (£249,139).”