EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch family's burnt and quake-hit home

The Press, May 22 2017

Both the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and insurer IAG are in the wrong over a Christchurch home wrecked by fire and earthquakes, an insurance lawyer says.

Georgia Scott and Mike Rodgers and their two young children are living in their sleepout after a fire 13 months ago revealed botched earthquake repairs.

The fire damage cannot be repaired until the foundations are replaced, leaving their Heathcote Valley home uninhabitable. Neither EQC or IAG will pay the $250,000 needed to remedy the repair, which was completed and signed off for the previous owner through EQC's repair programme.

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Simon Darby