18 Dec 2015

Deadlines for EQC claims will vary with private insurers

12:44 pm on 18 December 2015

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has moved to clarify how long people have to take legal action against it, after concerns were raised about restraints contained in legislation.

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson said there was no specific deadline for legal action to be taken, because each case was based on a six-year timeframe from when a claim was settled.

He said how limitation legislation applies to policies provided by private insurers may differ and people should talk with their private insurer, and potentially their lawyer, about their individual claims.