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Official Information Act Request Form

We will respond as soon as possible and within 20 working days of receiving your request.

Please be aware that the Ombudsman Holiday period started at 27 November 2020. This means any OIA request submitted from now may take a bit longer.  

The latest date for a response for a lodgement in the holiday period is 15 February 2021. The Ombudsman’s OIA calculator can show you the latest date you can expect for a specific request.

 

Please note that we use tracked & signed Courier Post to send responses via surface mail. This method of response is not suitable for P.O boxes and additional time will be required for delivery.
If you have a sales and purchase agreement, please upload a copy here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Authorised requesters include: the insured/claimant, claim contact, current property owner with Deed of Assignment (DOA), or authorised representatives including estate agents representing the seller, with a listing agreement. Unauthorised requesters include: a potential home buyer, current property owner without a DOA, or other interested parties with an interest in receiving property information.
If you are not listed as a claim contact, supplying evidence of authority may speed up your request and grant you access to additional documentation. If you cannot upload the authority document here – please e-mail oiarequests@eqc.govt.nz
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp pdf doc docx.

EQC Claim Documents

You can read more about the documents that may be available on our Claim Documentation webpage.

If you are looking to purchase a property, our Buying or Selling a Home page has advice about purchasing a property after a natural disaster.

Please explain your reason for urgency above. We will consider requests marked as urgent but the scope of your request and current volumes of received may influence the timeframe in which we can response. We may contact you to discuss your requirements further and offer further on an expected timeframe.
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