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12 Earthquake Claims Articles

Supreme Court puts foot down

The Supreme Court has released a short and sharp decision which acknowledges that Judges can make mistakes, but mistakes won’t always afford a further right of appeal.

In Myall v Tower Insurance Ltd [2018] NZSC 35 the Court was required to exercise its gatekeeping powers in considering whether to ...

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Time limits on earthquake claims looming

2016 saw the six-year anniversary of the 4 September earthquake and many insurers granted further time to property owners to bring claims. A number of those deadlines are looming again over the coming months, and this may impact on property owners and their ability to pursue their insurance claims.

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Buyer beware: Christchurch’s property market’s hidden costs

A recent article in the press a couple of weeks ago highlighted that there are several houses in Christchurch which were never correctly fixed after the Canterbury Earthquakes and as a result may be financially toxic. People purchasing these houses run the risk that they may be buying into an ...

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Interpreting replacement value - Tower v Skyward

In this case, the insured (Skyward) owned an earthquake damaged property within the red zone. Skyward accepted CERA’s offer to purchase the land, leaving Skyward to take up the matter of its earthquake damaged 1900’s villa with Tower Insurance. The outcome may surprise you.

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