Fri, 13 Jul 2012 9:54a.m.
As insurance delays continue to leave many Christchurch residents upset and frustrated, the Christchurch City Council has unanimously decided to ask the Government for help.
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13/07/2012 8:18:58 p.m.
Its even more than that mr Livingstone, Insurers are now not honoring the full policies when a house is sold, people in chch are being shafted. We have all seen our premiums triple over the last two years since the Sep 10 earthquake no work is being done ! and Insurance companies have not paid out its just insane, I did not think I would see this happen in a 1st world counrty.
13/07/2012 2:26:32 p.m.
Glenn Livingstone wrote:
Cr. Glenn Livingstone, ChristchurchAs the Councillor who promoted this through the Council yesterday, I wish to clarity that the intent and the decision of the Council is to ask the Minister to establish a tribunal in Christchurch and the Mayor in fact helped clarify that. An advisory service would not have the push to resolve claims that residents are looking for. Further, as i said in my Notice of Motion speech, it is the attitude of unreasonability by private insurers that is causing delay and confusion.
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