How to buy

You’ve checked out ‘O for Awesome’ Onehunga and felt immediately that you belong here. You’ve done your due diligence; you’ve got the thumbs up from the whānau. You’ve read our understated sales material and decided that a Manaaki apartment is for you.

Great decision! Depending on what type of apartment you’re after, there are three different processes to buying at Manaaki. It sounds a little complicated, but it isn’t really: this page will take you through, step by step, what you need to do.

Start with the first (compulsory) section, then select the section which applies to you.

These explain the sales process and sales sequence – when the apartments go on sale, how to enter the KiwiBuild ballot, how and when to make appointments to come see us. Pretty much everything you need to know is here, but we imagine you'll want to come and see us and go through things.

Our sales suite at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn is open seven days a week between 12-3pm.

Righto… all set? Read on!

Get independent advice before you buy

We think buying a Manaaki apartment is a good call – of course we do – and we’ll point to our track record of building some of Auckland’s best-loved apartment developments as evidence you’re on the right track. However, the next point is important.

You need to get independent advice.

While apartments are no longer the mildly mysterious concept they once were to New Zealanders – while terms like Body Corporates and unit titles no longer baffle like they used to – there are a few things you need to get your head around. It's important you do your own independent research. At a minimum:

1. Talk to a bank or independent financial advisor about your home loan options.

2. Talk to a lawyer. If you want to buy an apartment at Manaaki, you’ll need a lawyer. You’ll probably want to show them a blank Sale & Purchase Agreement, which you’ll find in our Purchaser Information Pack (which also includes the LIM report, Real Estate Authority (REA) guides for buyers etc).

3. And come see us. We’re open daily between 10am-4pm from the official launch of Manaaki on Wednesday 17 March.

Buying an open market apartment

Of the 210 apartments at Manaaki, 123 are available to everyone – what we call ‘open market’. The sales process for these apartments is pretty straightforward.

1. Wednesday 17 March. THis was the official launch date for Manaaki (and when we began selling).

2. We're selling apartments on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact our sales team to make an appointment, or else swing by the Manaaki Sales Suite – 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn – anytime from Wednesday 17 March. We're open every day including weekends from 10am-4pm.

3. If you're interested, we’ll send you a Purchaser Information Pack. This includes a LIM report, a blank Sales & Purchase Agreement, Real Estate Authority (REA) guides for buyers etc.

4. Once you’ve decided on an apartment, one of our fine sales consultants will draw up a conditional Sale & Purchase agreement for you. This includes 5-working-day finance and due diligence conditions (a kind of cooling-off period where you can walk away at any time, without offering any reason, if you change your mind).

5. Once you’ve done your due diligence you’ll pay a 10% deposit. All deposits are held in trust by Ockham Residential’s lawyer until settlement.

6. Congratulations, woo-hoo, woot etc – you have bought a Manaaki apartment! Throughout the build over the next couple of years, we’ll send you regular updates, pics and work-in-progress videos in the Manaaki Owners’ Circle newsletter.

Important Terms & Conditions stuff

Please note:

  • We do not reserve apartments prior to your appointment. We will offer you the choice of options available at the time of signing.
  • If you choose to sign a contract remotely, you must return a signed contract to us within 48 hours of your sales appointment (or the option will be given to another buyer).

Buying KiwiBuild – either 1 or 2-bedroom apartments

There are 76 one and two-bedroom KiwiBuild apartments at Manaaki. If you’re eligible for KiwiBuild and qualify for one of these, this is what you need to know.

1. Start with a rummage around the KiwiBuild website. It’s an excellent resource and has all you need to know on all things KiwiBuild including that all-important eligibility info.

2. Then you'll need to submit an application to KiwiBuild. They'll then send you confirmation of your eligibility. Please allow up to five working days for your application to be processed.

3. Our sales suite at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn opened for all Manaaki-related queries on Wednesday 17 March. Note: we’re open seven days a week between 12-3pm.

4. Due to the high level of demand for these apartments we are currently running a waitlist for any interested parties and are working our way through that at the moment to offer the remaining one and two bedroom options for sale. Please email kate@ockham.co.nz to be placed on our waitlist.

6. Once you’ve decided on an apartment, one of our fine sales consultants will draw up a conditional Sale & Purchase agreement for you. This will include 5-working-day finance and due diligence conditions (a kind of cooling-off period where you can walk away at any time, without offering any reason, if you change your mind).

7. Once you’ve done your due diligence, you’ll pay a 10% deposit. All deposits are held in trust by Ockham Residential’s lawyer until settlement.

8. Congratulations, woo-hoo, woot etc – you have bought a Manaaki apartment! Throughout the build over the next couple of years, we’ll send you regular updates, pics and work-in-progress videos in the Manaaki Owners’ Circle newsletter.

Entering the KiwiBuild ballot – for 3 bedroom apartments

Of the 87 KiwiBuild apartments at Manaaki, 11 are 3-bedroom options - perfect for families, for David Brent-like entertainers, hoarders and spreader-outters. We’ve had huge interest in these already and so these apartments were balloted to give eligible buyers an equal chance of getting one.

The ballot for the three-bedroom apartments has now closed.

If your name has been successfully drawn, congratulations! KiwiBuild will notify you by email of the results and we'll also call you to share in the good news, and arrange a time to draw up a conditional Sale & Purchase Agreement. This will include 5-working-day finance and due diligence conditions (a kind of cooling-off period where you can walk away at any time, without offering any reason, if you change your mind).

Once you’ve done your due diligence, you’ll pay a 10% deposit. All deposits are held in trust by Ockham Residential’s lawyer until settlement.

And... that's it! You are now the proud owner of a Manaaki apartment! We have a special newsletter, the Manaaki Owners’ Circle, that we'll send out with regular updates, pics and videos from the build.

Important Terms & Conditions stuff

Please note:

  • If your name is drawn in one of the ballots, you must sign a sale and purchase agreement within five working days.