Leaky Homes

The Financial Assistance Package is available to eligible homeowners of leaky buildings in Wellington city.

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Weathertight Financial Assistance Package

The Council and Government have offered to contribute 25% each towards homeowners' agreed repair costs, with the homeowners funding the remaining 50%.

Eligibility

For information about eligibility, check:

Eligibility – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

About the assistance package

This package:

  • includes homes in multi-unit complexes
  • doesn't replace the current disputes and litigation processes for leaky homes - it is an alternative option
  • is conditional on homeowners giving up the right to sue the Council or Crown in relation to their claim; however, homeowners do keep their right to claim against other liable parties such as builders, developers and manufacturers of defective building products, as they see fit
  • offers homeowners the certainty of a financial contribution and helps to get more leaky homes fixed faster.

Weathertight Services Help for Owners of Leaky Homes - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Homeowners with existing claims

Homeowners with existing claims will be able to apply to join the scheme. All applications must be made to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

More information

If you have a specific question about your circumstances, contact the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment:

Weathertight Services - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment