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Changes to Council Property Regulations explained at next Bayleys@5 event

Tags: Canterbury Christchurch Commercial

A pop-up Bayleys@5 event on Thursday 5 October aims to demystify Christchurch City Council’s consents and approvals processes, and help those attending avoid costly mistakes.

Bayleys@5 Justin Haley Christchurch City Council

Guest speaker Sarah Congdon, from Christchurch City Council’s certifications and exemptions team, will discuss recent adjustments to Change of Use notifications, as well as other Council regulations relevant to property owners.

Congdon says those attending the event at Bayleys House are likely to look at their buildings and current and potential tenancies in a new light.

“Our new Change of Use process means that you’re not as tied to the current use and can move with the changing environment,” Congdon says. Other topics covered at the event will include commercial fit-outs in new and existing buildings; consents; specified systems; and exemptions and work that doesn’t require council Building Approval.

“As the re-development of Christchurch continues, there are many more exciting opportunities for property owners and tenants,” Congdon says. “These opportunities can mean that people with little or no prior engagement with council, now need to contact us.”

Congdon’s invitation to speak at the Bayleys@5 event came after she gave a presentation to the Bayleys Canterbury commercial team. Manager Justin Haley says, “We all found the talk beneficial because Sarah was very candid and proactive. What she has to say should be of value to all local developers, investors, valuers and property owners.”

Drinks, nibbles, and the opportunity to network with other property owners, developers, and property experts will also be part of the pop up Bayleys@5 event.

Bayleys @ 5 Christchurch City Council Sarah Congdon

Where: Bayleys House, 3 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch
When: 5pm, Thursday 5 October 2017
Find out more:, call 03 375 4700 or email

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