& Prestons Road, Redwood

Amanda made this Official Information request to Earthquake Commission

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From: Amanda

Dear Earthquake Commission,

I am selling 7 Prestons road redwood and we seem to have some documentation missing, Can we please have all scope information and any info around this claim.


Yours faithfully,
Amanda Blair

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Dear Amanda,


Thank you for contacting the Earthquake Commission (EQC).



Your information request has been considered under the Official
Information Act (OIA) and Privacy Act (PA). 


I can confirm that the above EQC claim was cash-settled and not referred
to Fletcher Earthquake Recovery (EQR) for a managed repair.  Therefore, I
am unable to provide the EQR scope of works, as it does not exist as per
section 18 (e) of the Official Information Act and section 53(a) of the
Privacy Act.


However, I have attached a copy of the EQC Scope of Works, which I hope
will be helpful, as it details the damage identified by EQC during its
assessment of the property. Please note that any financial figures
contained in these documents are estimate figures, and may not reflect any
payments received as settlement for the claim.


To protect the privacy of the previous/respective homeowners, I have
withheld information relating to them specifically/neighbouring properties
under section 9(2)(a) of the OIA and section 53(b) of the PA.


Please note that if you require sign off or repair completion documents,
they may be obtainable from the contractors the previous homeowners used
to manage the repairs at the above property.  EQC does not hold sign off
documentation on file for cash-settled claims.


Further Information

You have the option of approaching the Office of the Ombudsman and/or
Privacy Commissioner should you wish. The Ombudsman can be contacted at P
O Box 10 152, Wellington 6143, on Freephone 0800 802 602, or visit


EQC assessments have a very specific purpose and for this reason, are
limited in their use. The purpose of an EQC building assessment is to
record the natural disaster damage which has occurred to residential
buildings (as defined in the EQC Act).


EQC uses this assessment to create a Scope of Works that details the
strategy for repairing the natural disaster damage (only) and the
estimated cost of that repair.  They are not a substitute for a
pre-purchase inspection, and should not be solely relied on by home buyers
when doing thorough due diligence as part of a potential property


You can read more about getting help to assess risks in an area affected
by earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters when buying a house, on
the Consumer Protection website.


How to contact us

If you require more information, please visit [2]www.eqc.govt.nz or phone
0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243) between 7am-9pm Monday-Friday.

Please ensure you include your claim number when you enquire.


Kind Regards,

Andrew Thompson| Customer Service Consultant | Readiness and Recovery

Earthquake Commission | Kōmihana Rūwhenua

0800 DAMAGE | [3][EQC request email] | PO Box 311, Wellington 6140



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