EQC’s position on Limitations Act

1 Sep 2017

EQC considers the six-year limitation period to start from the date when an individual claim is or was settled or declined under the EQC Act, as was originally stated in December 2015.
 
It is from this point that the six-year time limit for bringing legal proceedings against EQC commences and not from the date of when an earthquake event occurred.

This means that the limitation period will vary from claim to claim.

How the Limitations Act applies to policies provided by private insurers may differ and people should talk with their private insurer about their individual policies and claims.

Read a more detailed explanation of how EQC calculates its limitation periods under the Limitation Act

Page last updated: 6 Sep 2017

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