Housing

Kaikoura District Council maintain 16 one to two bedroom pensioner flats in Torquay Street. If you would like to talk to someone about being considered for a flat, please contact the Council.  Alternatively you can download an application for below.

Download an application form for Pensioner Flats.

Criteria One Applicants are given first preference for housing.

Criteria One:

  1. The applicant must be 65 years of age or over
  2. Preference will be given to those applicants whose personal assets do not exceed $30,000 for a single person or $40,000 for a married couple
  3. Council will accept applications from people who have personal assets of up to $90,000. In considering the allocation of a vacant unit, however, preference will be given to those who meet the criteria as set out immediately above.
  4. The applicant must not have an interest in or own property.
  5. Invalid beneficiaries over 60 years can be considered. A medical certificate must support their application.
  6. There must be a genuine housing need.
  7. Kaikoura residence or immediate family of Kaikoura residence have higher priority.
  8. All tenancies are subject to a residential tenancies agreement.

Criteria Two:

  1. The applicant must be 60 years of age or over.
  2. The applicant can have personal assets of up to $90,000.
  3. The applicant must not have an interest in or own property.
  4. All tenancies are subject to a residential tenancies agreement.

Criteria Three:

  1. Applications from Invalid beneficiaries 55 years of age or over will be considered. A medical certificate must support their application. Should applicants no longer qualify for an invalids benefit and no longer have a medical certificate to support their application then they no longer qualify for residency.
  2. The applicant can have personal assets of up to $90,000
  3. The applicant must not have an interest in or own property.
  4. All tenancies are subject to a residential tenancies agreement.