Post-quake details seen as hindrance to house sales

8:32 pm on 16 September 2011

A Christchurch MP says information from post-quake property assessments should not be included in LIM reports because it is not accurate and could hinder future house sales.

More than 60,000 LIM (Land Information Memorandum) assessments were made after the September and February earthquakes.

As a consequence, about 2000 buildings were red-stickered, designating them dangerous and not able to be entered, while 5000 were yellow-stickered, allowing restricted access.

The Labour MP for Christchurch East, Lianne Dalziel, says recording the information is not fair because the assessments were inconsistent and hastily done.

The council says the Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act requires it to include the information.

However, the council says it will write to all red- and yellow-stickered properties asking owners to provide information about repair work that has been done so that the LIM reports are as accurate as possible.