Updates : April 2013

Existing Use Rights

The relevance of existing use rights (EURs) has received a high level of attention in Christchurch since the earthquakes. With many existing activities brought to an abrupt end, a common question arising is whether EURs can be relied on to re-establish the activity, particularly in the central...

Demolition of Heritage Buildings

This article discusses recent Environment Court proceedings concerning the demolition of the heritage listed Ashburton Railway Station, and discusses what implications the case may have for owners of heritage buildings in Christchurch.  Background This case concerned an appeal by Redson...