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We have a house that is being repaired from the earthquake.We
We have a house that is being repaired from the earthquake.We have been paid the $115000 from Eqc and we have paid the Insurance co.$90000. The builders started work on the house on the 1st of Septemb… read more
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I have an attached town house on a cross lease section. My
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In relation to EQC land settlements, do we have to accept the
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I am 85, EQC wants to pay me out and make me arrange my earthquake
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I have just been informed by the latest contractor contacted
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If you accept a Cash Payout from your Insurance Company in
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Hi we live in Christchurch and have been dealing with Fletchers
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I bought a house in April this year. Fletchers did work on
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Hi. I am a kiwi be living and Aust for the last 18 months
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I have today been advised from our house insurer that they
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Hi I am an accountant and have a client who had several properties
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Can an insured homeowner sue the Earthquake Commission(er)
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Hi We have just received a cheque for$15000 for damage re the
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we are having issues with eqc. we are in the 10,000 to 100,000
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