Last updated: 27 September 2017
If you own a leaky home in New Zealand, you have options to resolve issues under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006.
‘Weathertightness’ is a term that describes how resistant a building is to the weather. A weathertight building has been constructed to make sure the interior and exterior won't be damp or suffer from excess moisture – too much moisture may damage the building elements.
A home that is not weathertight is often called a 'leaky home'.
If you think you have a leaky home, MBIE provides options to claim for weathertight damage repair under the Weathertight Home Resolution Services Act. This will involve an assessment of your home, and you will need to meet the eligibility criteria under the Act to have your claim accepted.
The resolution options available to you, either through our service or the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, include negotiation, mediation or adjudication.
Monthly Weathertight Homes Resolution Service claim statistics are available on the MBIE Corporate website.
Contact us for more information.