What do the owners need to do?
Hayley: If they’re stuck they can call us. We are here to help and talk with any building owner who doesn’t know what to do to or where to start to resolve the issues with their earthquake-prone building. We don’t want to end up penalising anyone, but we will if building owners do not meet the deadlines as stated on their notice. That’s our last resort.
The Council offers a range of support options for building owners who are managing earthquake-prone buildings and this includes rates remission, building consent fee rebates, the Built Heritage Incentive Fund and the Building Resilience Fund.
Kāinga Ora is also offering the Residential Earthquake-prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme which is in place to support owner-occupiers of earthquake-prone apartment buildings that are facing financial hardship as a result of the costs of undertaking seismic work to their buildings
Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme – Kainga Ora