Govt launches Canterbury quake insurance settlement service

The Press, 9 October 2018

The Government has launched a "game changer" new independent advice and dispute resolution service to help settle the remaining Christchurch earthquake insurance claims.

The Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS) will provide claimants access to settlement advice, mediation, engineering expertise, legal guidance and dispute resolution. Homeowners could opt out at any stage if desired.

The service is funded by the MBIE, with a forecast cost of $4,355,719.80 to run until June 30, of which $436,461 is set-up costs. The money will come from existing budgets for MBIE, EQC and Southern Response. 

Simon Darby