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14 Earthquake Property Advice Articles

EQC excess payments

Canterbury homeowners may be in for a shock if they are unaware they are liable for EQC excess payments where earthquake repairs valued at more than $20,000 were managed by Fletchers.

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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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Young Kiwi's life cut short

Jacob Marx, a young New Zealander living in London was walking home when he was hit and killed by a falling shop sign. This could just as easily have happened in New Zealand. Building owners must take responsibility.

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