EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

  • The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has apologised to a Christchurch family who bought a house they thought was repaired, only to discover they had fallen victim to shoddy building work.

Cracks have opened up around the exterior of the MacDonalds’ Woolston home after they purchased the supposedly repaired property in 2012.

EQC put the issues down to poor repair work by a contractor and has apologised for remedial work delays.

Helen MacDonald, her husband Josh and their three-year-old son were going through an “absolute nightmare” with EQC.

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DEAN KOZANIC/FAIRFAX NZ
Two of the cracks that have opened up at the MacDonalds’ house stretch from the floor to the ceiling.