EQC revises house repair costs from $500k to $50k

A Christchurch family is attempting to sue the Earthquake Commission, and their insurer, Southern Response, after being told damage to their home may have been caused by wind, and a flax bush, rather than an earthquake.

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/20151477/eqc-revises-house-repair-costs-from-$500k-to-$50k

 

Foundation damage ‘not quake’ owners told

Insurers whittled down an agreed rebuild of a Burwood house to a $50,000 repair, the High Court was told today.

Cameron and Suzanne Kelly are, through their company, claiming about $590,000 for the rebuild of their house which, they say, is uneconomic to repair.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10557626/Foundation-damage-not-quake-owners-told

 

 

House damage blamed on wind, flax

A Christchurch family is attempting to sue the Earthquake Commission and their insurer after being told damage to their home may have been caused by the wind and a flax bush, rather than a quake.
Cameron and Suzanne Kelly are attempting to sue EQC and Southern Response. It is believed they are the first residents to take the commission to court over its assessment processes.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/255745/house-damage-blamed-on-wind,-flax

Christchurch earthquake insurance claims by the trunkload

Grant Shand was featured in The Herald On Sunday

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Grant Shand in The New Zealand Hearald

Grant was described as the “carboot lawyer” who wings in and out of Christchurch with a huge caseload on behalf of desperate quake-struck homeowners.

An Auckland leaky-home specialist Grant carries the hopes of more than 100 people who are fighting EQC and insurance companies.

Grant currently has more earthquake clients than any other lawyer in Christchurch. Of the 86 cases on the High Court list there last week, his name was bracketed with 38.

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