Around 5,000 homeowners have submitted claims
Houses in the earthquake zone in the province of Groningen have not only suffered direct damage, but often also indirect damage. Many have lost value after the earthquakes, and in order to receive compensation for this, a foundation today is filing a claim with the company that has been collecting the natural gas in Groningen for nearly 50 years, the NAM.
The Value Reduction by Earthquakes Groningen (WAG) Foundation is to submit a claim of 122 million euros to the NAM, on behalf of 5,000 homeowners on Tuesday.
On behalf of the homeowners, the WAG demands that NAM compensates them for the long-term decline in value of their home as a result of problems caused by gas extraction, RTV Noord reports.
The Northern Netherlands court ruled in 2015 that the NAM is liable for the fall in value of houses in the earthquake zone, a ruling that was later confirmed by the court.
The foundation has had it calculated how high the amount that the homeowners should receive, finalising a figure of 122 million euros.