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Friday, March 11, 2011

EQC Rapid Assessments - Patton and Cowlishaw Streets

Both Sharon from Patton Street, and Gail and my, houses were assessed today. Fortunately Sharon and Gail were home when the assessor called. Others are reporting coming home to an assessment placed in the letter box.

Both Sharon and Gail found the inspection cursory and, in our case, not completely focused on the damage. Both feel that you need to be home to ensure that everything is seen, however that is unlikely to be the case.

Apparently EQC believe a suitable assessment can, if necessary, be made from outside a house. When you look at the assessment form it seems obvious that an assessment of just the outside will, in some cases, be insufficient to decide into which of the first three categories a house best fits. If you think you need emergency repairs call EQC 0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243) irrespective of what the assessment says.

This is what a preliminary assessment looks like:

EQC Notice of Preliminary Assessment

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