Repair or replacement to ‘as when new’
If you have a total replacement policy (and most people do) you are entitled to lodge a claim and the assessed loss to be repaired or replaced to “as when new” standard using today’s materials and techniques complying with Government and local Authority regulations and by laws. Continue reading
The Press – Opinion by Andrew Cleland, chief executive of the Institution of Professional Engineers. Read the article here.
Changes have recently been made to the building act, after earthquake claims have been lodged. Read the amendment here. Continue reading
Information about floor levels and changes resulting from the earthquakes can be found on the council’s website here: Floor levels in residential homes in christchurch.
This page contains details on how to use the map detailing the flood management area (FMA), as well as some FAQs. Read the page thoroughly to understand the different terminology that is used on the map, as it can be a little confusing.
If you have any questions or comments on this please post below and we’ll do our best to answer them.
EQC now requires homeowners to upgrade old wiring, at their own cost, before repairs can start. Find out why lawyers believe EQC is obligated to pay for re-wiring, not the homeowner…. read the full article, by Liz Mcdonald, The Press.
EQC cuts costs with lower standards by Simon Munro and John Goddard, stuff.co.nz
Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work writes Shelley Robinson of The New Zealand Herald. Read the full article article.
Building and decorating firms in Christchurch say work has suddenly and significantly dried up and they want to know why. Joining the panel discussion are: Lester Bryant who runs a Canterbury quantity surveying business, and who set up the group Cantrades – a lobby group of tradesmen and industry organisations in Christchurch; Paul O’Donnell – the managing director of the Canterbury decorating company 0800 We Paint, and; Reid Stiven, manager of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme for EQC.
Listen to the discussion on Radio New Zealand National – Nine to Noon.
Chris Lynch talks to surveyor Adrian Cowie and to EQC’s Reid Stiven about the difference they see in standards during the rebuild. Chris Lynch accuses EQC of providing faulty scopes around floor levels and alleges that EQC floor level standards lack a scientific basis.
Listen to the discussion – Newstalk ZB, July 16, 2013