A Christchurch City Councillor wants the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority to name a date for when a residential advisory service and insurance tribunal will be established.
The council unanimously voted in July last year for a tribunal to be set up to help residents with quake-related housing and insurance problems.
Councillor Glenn Livingstone says the authority's chief executive, Roger Sutton, told the council a date would be established by Christmas.
Mr Livingstone says there is evidence of unresolved insurance issues with a number of homes yet to be demolished.
Until the advisory service is implemented, the recovery will be slow, he says.