CERA releases more information on red zone extension

8:21 am on 30 May 2013

Further details have been released on criteria for extensions to the deadline given to homeowners in Christchurch's red xone to move out of quake-damaged properties.

Last week, some owners of houses on flat land who have accepted the Crown offer to buy their properties, were advised that six month extensions were a possibility.

More information on the offer has now been released by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).

The authority's website says anyone who needs an extension will be considered against strict criteria such as health or age-related vulnerabilities, or potential impacts on property clearances.

The extensions will be investigated on a case-by-case basis by authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Mr Sutton says people should still aim to meet their deadline to leave by the end of July, even if they're being considered for an extension to the end of January.

Homeowners wanting an extension need to have applied by either 14 June or 19 June depending on their current deadline to move.