Onsold Earthquake Damaged Homes


In August last year, the Government announced a policy that means owners of ‘on-sold’ over-cap properties can apply for an ex-gratia payment to have their homes repaired. Under the policy, homeowners have until October the 14th to register their interest and will need to choose a building contractor of their choice to complete the earthquake repairs.

We have seen a recent surge in the number of ‘on-sold’ property owners contacting us and would encourage anyone who thinks that they may be eligible, to connect with us by filling out the form below. To be eligible you need to meet a list of criteria, the main ones being: you purchased the home before August 2019, and at the time any earthquake damage to the home had been determined to be under cap; with unscoped damage now taking it over the EQC cap. Additional information on the qualifying criteria is available on the EQC website.

If you have reviewed the criteria and believe you may qualify for the package, we are happy to conduct a free assessment for you. If you are deemed to be eligible, then we work with you on everything - from scoping through to quoting, consenting, project management, compliance, and sign-off.

Our Managing Director, Hamish Wright, is personally involved in all of our on-sold jobs, attending the first meeting with you, and determining the best strategy for the repair of your home.

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If you think you may be eligible for an on-sold over-cap ex-gratia payment, please connect with us, If you want to check eligibility criteria you can find more information by visiting the following EQC link https://www.eqc.govt.nz/canterbury/on-sold-over-cap-properties, which includes an online form to register your details. 

With an in-house team of 35, Wrightway Construction are trusted as the Christchurch specialists in earthquake repairs. We pay meticulous attention to detail, we stand by our quality with workmanship guarantees and work hard to give you exceptional customer service. Our reputation for delivery has led to longstanding relationships with homeowners, advocates and support services, and EQC and insurers.

Our team includes seven licenced building practitioners, concrete repair specialists and quantity surveyors, plus we do our own house lifting and foundation replacements, and re-levels.  Where expert input is required we work with a group of trusted architects, engineers, and surveyors that we have been working with for a number of years.


EQC has received a number of expressions of interest to date, with the majority of these qualifying for the package which means that If you have purchased a home under these circumstances, there's a strong chance that Wrightway Construction can help you apply to EQC for this package.

Wrightway Construction is one of the few remaining earthquake repair companies the works closely with EQC. We are trusted repairer of earthquake-damaged properties and have been operating in Christchurch for almost a decade.


Purchased, Post Quake?
Here's how we can help

Initial Contact

Visit our contact page and let us your situation in detail, we'll then call to gather further details and documentation, so we can then progress to an inspection of your on-sold, earthquake-damaged home. Any inspections are 100% free of charge.


Once we have your documents in order, we'll arrange to visit your home to carry out an in-depth inspection. Your on-sold, earthquake-damaged home will require a thorough inspection so it's best to prepare, by decluttering areas of concern.

Scope of Works

During the inspection of your home, we'll document all damage and related earthquake areas of concern. Our team of professionals who are experienced in EQC assessments will scope the work required and assist you in your submission to EQC.


Assuming you get the thumbs up for an over-cap government payment, then Wrightway will provide you with a timeline that's suitable for the earthquake repairs to be completed. We'll do our best for this to fit in with your personal life and stick to our commitments.


As the commencement date approaches, our office staff will call you & run you through what to expect. Our team will arrive, set-up and ensure safety methods and practices are in place so your family home can function with minimal inconvenience.


Your on-sold, earthquake-damaged home should now be repaired and quality checked to a standard of workmanship that you're happy to sign-off to.

Wrightway will ask you to inspect our work and raise any concerns or questions you may have. It's unlikely, but If you notice any discrepancies in the coming months, please call us to discuss the matter at your earliest convenience.