News - Insurance

Insurers Play Hot Potato

October 4, 2018 | Michael Wolff

Insurers play hot potato with the question of who the insurer at the time of the earthquake was. In the recent decision QBE v Allianz the Court of Appeal looked at the question of when, being the...Read More

Kaikoura Earthquake Claims Revisited

January 23, 2018 | Morrison Kent

The 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake caused unprecedented damage in Kaikoura, Hurunui, Marlborough and Wellington.  Thousands of homeowners suffered damage in the earthquake and subsequently lodged...Read More

Lockouts: What you need to know

February 8, 2017 | Jamie Nunns

Following the November 14 earthquake, some businesses still don't have access to their premises.  This may be to enable further engineering assessments, earthquake repairs to be completed or for...Read More

Lack of Clarity around Engineering Assessments

December 21, 2016 | Richard Caughley

How can owners and occupiers of buildings know they are safe?  What are the rules and requirements for assessing damaged buildings?  How serious does an aftershock need to be in order for...Read More

Making an Earthquake Claim to EQC

November 22, 2016 | Morrison Kent

EQC provides cover for earthquake claims under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 (“the Act”).  Key provisions are section 18 (residential buildings), section 19 (residential land) and...Read More