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Category Archives: TC3 Land
The Bank of New Zealand now provides a full package of home loans and insurance for newly built homes in all Christchurch locations, except the red zone. This includes newly built TC3 homes.
The remains of liquefaction lurking under Christchurch houses is causing health problems but can be removed courtesy of insurance companies.
It appears that any redzone residents waiting on land damage assessments from EQC will be waiting until after green zone assessments have been completed in late 2013. Settlements should then be completed by the end of 2014.
There are nine categories of land damage. These refer to the type of damage and do not indicate levels of damage. They are: Land cracking caused by lateral spreading Land cracking caused by oscillation movements Undulating land Local ponding Local … Continue reading
A new method involving large screws will make it easier to relevel houses on TC3 land after future large quake events. It will also halve the cost of doing so and can be completed in just a few hours.
CERA (and a Government Department with a long name) launched a new website at www.canterburyresidentialrebuild.govt.nz on Monday, February 4, aimed at helping property owners, particularly those in Technical Category 3, navigate the repair/rebuild process. The content is a bit thin … Continue reading
CERA has produced a booklet aimed at homeowners whose land has been zoned TC3 and is making it available online. The TC3 Residential Rebuild booklet provides answers to commonly asked questions about the rebuild. The information has been compiled from … Continue reading
Time: December 1 at 2pm Location: Latimer Square Description: Have your say about education, heritage and the city plan. It all seems to be decided by outside elements keen on making their mark on history and the city. The rally … Continue reading
EQC has promised to settle claims for land damage by the end of 2014 and will most likely pay out in cash because it is not feasible for them to repair the land for the owners, according to this Press … Continue reading
Sales of Christchurch City Green Zone properties are defying expectations that many would be unsalable for many years. Even those rated TC3 are selling.
Houses rebuilt in TC3 areas will not only have more resilient foundations they will also need to use lightweight materials, such as timber, rather than brick and tile structures.The familiar single storey brick and tile homes are regarded as too … Continue reading
Struggling to cope financially after the earthquakes? Financial advice offered to red zoners has now been extended to those in the green zone coping with decisions regarding moving, repairs etc. The Commission for Retirement and Financial Literacy has also produced … Continue reading