Warning on bogus EQC assessors
Warning on bogus EQC assessors, 6am Thursday, 3
Christchurch residents are reminded
genuine EQC assessment teams are operating only between the
hours of 8am and 6pm, and are operating seven days a
There have been reports of people claiming to be EQC
on doors outside these hours, and in
one case in the early hours of the
teams carry official identification and residents should ask
see this if they are in any doubt. The EQC teams will
not ask to go
inside houses and will base their
assessments on external checks.
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