Sunday, April 01, 2012

Update




This is a photo of a set of windows in the downstairs part of our munted house. This was taken in early December 2011. It has gotten worse, as you would expect with the amount of shaking that has gone on.

We were all set for a rebuild - our insurance company had been very helpful but had gone as far as they could without the Earth Quake Commission signing us off their books and making the over-cap payment they owe for their share of the damage. You can imagine our horror when, just this week mind you, we discovered that the REAL reason EQC haven't paid out yet is because someone has decided that the house can be repaired. Yeah. A 2 story house on at least an 8 degree lean, on land that requires new foundation standards (our original foundations were put down in 1923) - REPAIRED? What a load of bollocks. Suffice to say we're not happy and not convinced that anyone at EQC knows what they are doing. For months now they have fobbed us off with a different excuse each time about the non-payment. Perhaps they don't have the money? Its clear they don't have the brains. Why go and review a house 6 months after they had made the decision to hand it over for rebuild.

We know we are not the only ones in this situation - which actually makes it worse, doesn't it!






10 comments:

Steve said...

Good grief. And I thought bureaucracy was bad in this country! Would going to the press help in any way?

The Sagittarian said...

Steve - Well, we have sent out some grouchey emails to a few people, hit a few facebook pages of people who I would never be 'freinds' with in real life...it's very frustrating and soul destroying! But they have picked on the wrong kid here...

Marginalia said...

Are they tilting at windmills do you suspect?

Give 'em a proper shakedown ma'am.

Another Outspoken Female said...

Sharing your rage across the Tasman.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Oh my god Saj, this is awful. This deliberation ought to all be water under the bridge by now. And presumably your insurance for rental accommodation is/will expire soon.

Robert Geiss said...

oh ! wishing you a long breath, much strength and quiet an earth.

impressed.

wishing you all the very best.

Owen said...

Oh bloody hell. Sharing your rage from across the wide universe...

Very sorry to hear that the nightmare is continuing into the arch-painful worlds of bureaucrazy bull****.

May you find solutions soon...

Meggie said...

All I have say is, Eff them..

louciao said...

I can't imagine either you or the Stud taking "no" for an answer. Keep the faith, baby! Don't let the bastards wear you down, because that's what they're trying to do.
Love, hugs xo

Ioana-Carmen said...

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