No appeal in Rout v Southern Response


There is to be no appeal from the High Court decision in Rout v Southern Response.  The effect is that the judgment’s comments about the need to restore a house to its “as new” floor level remain unchallenged.   This is positive for insureds in their disputes with insurance companies and EQC.  It now makes knowledge of house levels pre and post quake and essential item of information in considering claims under the insurance policy.