Canterbury Property Boundaries and Related Matters Act 2016

8 Boundaries redefined as moving with movement of land caused by Canterbury earthquakes

(1)

The boundaries within greater Christchurch on and from the commencement of this Act are redefined as set out in this section.

(2)

The boundaries are deemed to have moved or to move with the movement of land caused by the Canterbury earthquakes (whether the movement was horizontal or vertical, or both), unless the movement was a landslip.

(3)

To avoid doubt, nothing in this section affects—

(a)

the validity of an estate or interest in land, and the land (as moved) continues to be the same land, and affected by the same interests, as before the movement:

(b)

the boundaries within greater Christchurch before the commencement of this Act.

(4)

This section applies—

(a)

despite any other enactment, but subject to section 9; and

(b)

despite any rule of law.