Rates reductions, remissions, rebates and relief.
On Thursday 2 April, the Council is considering measures to support Christchurch businesses and property owners who are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 level 4 lockdown. This includes a proposal to offer ratepayers who will receive a rates bill in coming weeks an extra six months to pay, and offering all Council commercial tenants a three-month rent holiday. You can read the Newsline article, and find a link to the report here.
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You could get a rates reduction as part of the Government's rate rebate scheme, which provides rates assistance to low income earners.
Let us know if you demolish a building, so we can adjust your Rating Value and rates charges.
Your rates payments may be postponed if payment would create financial hardship.
The Council will remit or postpone rates on Maori Land in some circumstances.
If you have had a low pressure pump installed on your property since the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes you may be eligible for a rates remission.
Rates remissions may be available to properties owned and used by not-for-profit community or sports organisations.
Earthquake rates remissions stopped on 1 July 2017. You need to tell us if your property has un-repaired damage that's likely to affect its Rating Valuation.
Extend the due date for the next rates instalment by up to six months.