If you are a Canterbury homeowner who settled with Southern Response prior to 1 October 2014, you may be entitled to compensation.
In the recent High Court decision of Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Dodds  3 NZLR 383 the court found that Southern Response had misrepresented to Mr and Mrs Dodds the cost to rebuild their house by providing them with a "Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis." This document did not contain additional costs Southern Response would incur when rebuilding.
Following this decision Southern Response is now contacting some 3,000 Canterbury homeowners directly regarding a settlement package consisting of an additional payment of professional fees and contingencies.
Those included in this group are those who settled between 10 September 2010 and 1 October 2014 and had one of the following AMI policies:
- Premier House Policy
- Premier Rental Property Policy
- Market Value House Policy
- Market Value Rental Property Policy
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.