These also need to be subdivided by way of Unit Title subdivision so as Council can amend the Body Corporate rules to enforce the age limit requirements. This option is ideal for smaller sites that can’t be subdivided in other ways, and are ideal on main roads, busy corners and most other places that younger people would not desire to live. Nothing like sitting in your rocker watching the world go by! The future of these is at the mercy of the Replacement District Plan, so if you are thinking of doing a development like this, get on with it. Now.
EPH (yes – another acronym) stands for Elderly Persons Housing Developments. This is where Council has allowed for smaller units to be developed but has restricted their occupancy to at least one occupant of each unit to be aged over 60 years. Also you can’t do one – they are referred to as Units – so at least two are required. These are peculiar to Christchurch City Council, although some of the other councils do have other provisions available as well. (ask us about this too). Council rules restrict these to no more than 80m² as of right, but larger ones can be built with a Resource Consent.