3000 EQC claims are still unresolved: we’re doing our bit to change that

January 30, 2018

RNZ’s Checkpoint carried a sobering story Monday evening. Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods revealed that 3000 EQC claims are still unresolved seven years on after the February 2011 earthquake.

A lot of earthquake claims and repairs are complex. They do take time, and a lot of people have made it through successfully. But it’s just not good enough that so many Cantabrians are stuck in that earthquake limbo seven years on.

Aerial image of Christchurch following 2011 earthquakes – NZ Defence Force

3000 unresolved EQC claims isn’t good enough

So at Canterbury Legal, we’re doing our bit to help change that. This year, we’re making it a priority to help as many people through their EQC claims as possible.

When you make an EQC claim, or challenge one of their decisions, you’re at a disadvantage. It’s something you’ll probably only do once, but it’s something they do time and time again. No matter how organised you are, no matter how well-researched or prepared, it’s tough to close that gap of experience and expertise.

That’s where we can help. We’re a good team to have in your corner, because since 2010, we’ve helped people across Christchurch and Canterbury secure the right results from EQC. We’ve got the experience and understanding to help you sort things.

So if you’ve got an earthquake claim that seems to be going nowhere, or in the wrong direction, talk with us. Let’s tackle it together, and put a real dent in those 3000 unresolved claims.


Unresolved EQC claim? Get in touch with David Ballantyne and Holly Weston to start getting it sorted.


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