Our rating values are intended to include the impact of earthquake damage, so that affected properties pay the correct amount of rates without the need for additional remissions.

It is the ratepayer's responsibility to declare if a property has unrepaired damage significant enough to affect its Rating Valuation.

Unrepaired damage

If you consider that your rating value does not adequately reflect the extent of your unrepaired earthquake damage, you should contact QV to see if your valuation needs reviewing. 

Please note that any change to your rating value cannot be applied to rates until the following 1 July.

Uninhabitable houses

Those residential properties which are still uninhabitable as a direct result of earthquake damage will continue to receive a remission such that the total rates payable is on land value only.

Please note that:

  • You may be asked to confirm that you still qualify for this remission from time to time.
  • The remission will cease once the property becomes inhabitable (or inhabited).
  • Any new applications will not be back-dated prior to 1 July 2018.
  • The remission will not apply to any properties sold after 30 June 2018.
  • The remission will not apply to properties that have had their insurance claims relating to the earthquake settled.

Apply for rates relief

Download and complete a rates relief application form [PDF 60KB]

If you have any queries about the impact of unrepaired earthquake damage on your rates, please email us at remissions@ccc.govt.nz.