Just had an email from AMI - we won't repair your relocated house because we choose to give you the equivalent cost of repair....so I cannot relocate my redzone 'repairable' house to a new section as AMI have now confirmed they won't repair it.
They'll give me the $$ from their schedule of works, the schedule of works which never has to be proven, it can only take place on paper and they'll never have to worry about something complex or impractical coming up in reality, No risk of cost over-runs, or changes to the building code.
Off subject somewhat...
So my house is redzone and 'repairable'.....so I asked the question can I relocate it to one of the many greenzone sections popping up in Christchurch ? (I'd pay for the relocation, good idea I thought). AMI's response? 'Your house insurance policy with AMI would cease' and 'AMI cannot guarantee that we would offer to reinsure once the house was repaired and building code compliant' (oh and their construction company Arrow would project manage the repair of course but that's not good enough for cover)...... stymied at every turn by an insurance company determined to push joe bloggs small fry towards the GV payout *sigh*
Thanks David for the headsup - it was verbal however I am working on getting it in writing.
I have asked for a reassessment of my 'repairable' house in the redzone...and I made sure to advise them to quote for foundations that are suitable for liquafacted land (not regular undamaged land). AMI responded they would quote for foundations per council regulations...have the CHCH council updated what is required to rebuild on damaged land? Does anyone know?