Rates Relief Package

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Rates relief for uninhabitable property is now avaliable

Has your home or business been red-stickered?

Has your insurer, EQC or a structural engineer assessed your property as uninhabitable?

Is your home or business unsafe to occupy due to risk of rock fall, dam burst, or collapse of adjacent buildings?

If so, you are likely to be eligible for rates relief

The Council has approved a 100% rates remission on all rates for uninhabitable homes for the period 14 November 2016 to 30 June 2017, and remission of rates on improvement value for farm buildings and commercial property that is unsafe to occupy (that means those farms and commercial properties will be rated as if they were bare land, subject to terms and conditions).

We are doing our best to contact landowners known to be eligible, but we may not have your contact details if you no longer live at your usual address.

Ratepayers of uninhabitable properties are asked to apply for rates relief, in writing to the Council, preferably by 20th April so that we can process your rates write-off in time for the next instalment.

Download the forms below and drop into the Council office at Level 2, 96 West End, Kaikoura or email rates@kaikoura.govt.nz

Rates Relief Fact Sheet

Rates Relief Application Form