TIME TO MAKE CLAIM
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is advising homeowners whose properties suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the recent storms that they have three months to lodge a claim. ‘‘The priority for residents is to look after themselves, their families, and take stock of what has happened to their properties,’’ customer and claims general manager Trish Keith says. ‘‘If your property has suffered landslip or flood damage, and you have home or contents fire insurance, then you can make a claim with EQC within three months of when the event occurred.’’ She says EQC covers only damage to residential land within certain limits that has been caused by storms and floods. However, EQC also covers damage to home, contents, and land within certain limits for natural landslip damage. Claims can be lodged online at www.eqc.govt.nz; via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by free calling 0800 326 243.