In respect of "on-sold" properties IAG will not confirm that it has agreed to defer the LP defence to 30 June 2018. It appears that IAG is going to claim that re. "on-sold" properties it can rely on the LP defence from 4/9/17.Read More
In 2010 a government ministry (DBH) responded to the Canterbury Earthquake events with Guidance information that they portrayed as been a legitimate insurance response. In 2016 the same ministry (MBIE) admitted it was not an adequate insurance response. Support this petition to investigate if this deception has caused widespread disadvantage to homeowners.Read More
What this study shows is of the seven properties assessed by EQC only one was assessed correctly (an 86% failure rate). EQC missed significant structural damage in four of the seven properties (a 57% failure rate).
Minister Brownlee, responding to questions in the House, recently stated that there were 7.9% call back requests. Call back requests are reliant on the homeowner knowing their home had missed damage and initiating contact with EQC.
We already have one devastating example of the outcome of damaged missed by EQC and the subsequent impact on future property owners, there are likely to be many more in the years to comeRead More
The Insurance Council of New Zealand is not addressing this with its members, rather it is telling homeowners to deal directly with their insurers.
Residential property owners are warned by the Residential Advisory Service to get in before it is to late. They are most concerned for owners who have remedial repair concerns who have not considered their claim may go over cap. These people must contact the private insurers before it is to late. Some insurers can use the defence of limitation as early as September 2017.Read More
We now have clear evidence that failed EQC repairs are a major issue.” That from Christchurch lawyer Dr Duncan Webb after documents released under the Official Information Act show that Southern Response is to step in and take over EQC’s botched repairs of AMI insured houses.Read More
Trish Keith, EQC General Manager Customer and Claims sent a letter to the editor of the Christchurch Press. That letter contained statistical misinformation and appears to show a clear disconnect to the experience of so many.Read More
The Huffington Post published this article in 2011 titled "Insurance Claim Delays Deliver Massive Profits To Industry By Shorting Customers". At this time many people in Christchurch did not fully appreciate how things would unfold with their own insurance claims.Read More
Post the 2010 / 2011 events residential property owners thought their insurance policies, alongside the EQC Act, would see them right. For some, the system worked, but for many it didn’t. Too many homeowners were left with poorly repaired homes, have lived with significant stress, are financially worse off, have devalued properties, and as a city, Christchurch is facing a crisis of substandard housing stock for years to come. Learn from experts about the Christchurch experience.Read More
It was disturbing to find the lessons of Christchurch were not fully understood in Wellington following the November 14 earthquake sequence. Soon after the September 2010 earthquake organisations and businesses in the Christchurch CBD were quick to claim it was ‘business as usual’. Naturally these organisations and businesses in Christchurch were concerned for the economic wellbeing of the city. However it was in hindsight the wrong message to send out.Read More
It is now understood that EQC have been repairing earthquake damaged homes to a lower standard than required under the EQC Act and, during the critical period when most of the Canterbury repairs were carried out or cash settled, EQC lied about claimant’s entitlements and EQC’s legal obligations. The public have been fooled by EQC into believing they were entitled to less than the full replacement cover stated in their policies.Read More
An update on EQC's position and what it means for you..For those of you new to all of this, Limitation is a legal term that refers to a "count of time". Many people impacted by the Canterbury Quakes are facing real concerns with this issue due to delays they believe were caused by EQC's inability to correctly assess their homes in accordance with the EQC Act.Read More
Our support, understanding and sympathy goes out to everyone impacted from 14th November. We know what it feels like, we remember it like it was yesterday. One thing to remember, you are not alone.Read More
Given the state of EQC's finances following the 2010/11 earthquake sequence, EQCfix is today asking EQC's Board to urgently request the Minister of Finance trigger the Crown Guarantee per section 16 of the EQC Act:Read More
Peter Woods of Anthony Harper has provided a recommendation that homeowners lodge a drainage claim with EQC during the grace period. Mr Woods has provided a templated letter for use by homeonwers.Read More
When the petition for a Royal Commission into defective repairs was launched the problem was recognised as significant....Read More
We have concerns about the nature of the "cash settlement" as EQC has provided no definition or explanation of this term. Peter Woods of Anthony Harper.Read More
Homeowners concerned about mesh used in their foundations need answers!Read More
If you signed your land claim over to your private insurer, how much is EQC paying your private insurer to settle that land claim? Are you undercap but live on TC2 or TC3 land and still want your land fixed? To answer these questions EQCfix.nz went to the Chief Ombudsman to force EQC to start publicly publishing its reports on land repair costs in Canterbury.Read More
The Canterbury Earthquake sequence resulted in mass movement of land which has impacted the reliability of property boundaries. Legislation was required to ensure earthquake affected boundary lines were redefined by survey as...Read More