Homeowners anxious as cold weather creeps in

9:06 pm on 19 April 2011

Some Christchurch people with damaged homes are getting anxious as the city has its first taste of wintry weather.

Cold winds and rain this week have been battering houses still waiting for emergency repairs nearly two months after the damaging earthquake on 22 February.

Huntsbury resident Robert Davy says he and his wife are worried the rain will cause further damage to the home they have had to leave while they wait for repairs.

Mr Davy says he applied more than a month ago for emergency repairs to the Earthquake Commission and its agent Fletchers and though his home has been inspected, he has heard nothing more.

Mr Davy says his family can not retrieve its possessions because the doors of the house are jammed shut and only a tarpaulin over the roof is protecting the contents from the elements.