Council own an array of properties within the Selwyn District which includes residential dwellings and land (including gravel reserves and forestry blocks).

Land is leased out in accordance with Council Leasing Policies in the Policy Manual.

A small number of houses are owned by Council and rented out in accordance with Council Leasing Policies in the Policy Manual.

From time to time some of these properties may be declared surplus to requirements and go through a complex statutory disposal process and be sold.

Land for Lease

Land available to Lease will be advertised in the Council Call or Public Notices section of the local papers.

Residential and Pensioner Houses for Rent

Some of our portfolio of properties are being managed by Selwyn Property Management. Please have a look at their website to see what is available to rent.

Any residential and pensioner housing that is not managed by Selwyn Property Management will be advertised in the Council Call or Public Notices section of the local papers.

Properties for Sale

We are reducing our housing stock, and the Council resolved to declare surplus and dispose of a number of houses and one section on Ritso Street in Darfield. Five houses and one section have been sold. One house, 3 Ritso St, is now ready to be disposed of and is being offered to NZ Charities. The property has a benchmark price to meet due to right of first refusal obligations with local iwi. If the property does not sell through this tender process it will be offered for sale on the open market.

Council is seeking Registrations of Interest (ROI) from New Zealand Registered Charities having an interest in providing local social housing within Selwyn. Following registration with Government Electronic Tender Services (GETS), a viewing of the property will be arranged and a tender pack will be sent out. Tenders will be submitted as part of a deadline sale process.

Charities should register their interest through the Gets website notice number 21977555. ROI close on Friday 13 December at 3pm.

3 Ritso Street, Darfield [PDF, 178 KB]

Any properties available for sale will be advertised in the Council Call or Public Notices section of the local papers.