Residential red zone
Vacant, uninsured improved or commercial properties in the flat land residential red zone
28 March 2013
If you accept the offer of 50% of the RV land value for your land in the residential red zone, you will not be prevented from bringing judicial review proceedings against the Chief Executive of CERA or the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and/or arguing that you should have been paid %100 of the 2007 Rating Valuation.
By the same token, CERA remains free to support the lawfulness and reasonableness of the offer of 50% of the land value.
About the residential red zone
Residential property in the flat land has been zoned red when the land has been so badly damaged by the earthquakes it is unlikely it can be rebuilt on for a prolonged period. The criteria for defining areas as residential red zone are:
- there is significant and extensive area wide land damage;
- the success of engineering solutions may be uncertain in terms of design, its success and possible commencement, given the ongoing seismic activity; and
- any repair would be disruptive and protracted for landowners.
You can confirm the zoning of your property at http://cera.govt.nz/my-property
In this section:
- Crown offers
- The process to clear the residential red zone
- Workshops – questions and answers
- Information, support and assistance