Wellington City Council Reveals True Cost of Leaky Homes - and it is a lot

Below is an interesting article highlighting the amount of money contributed by Wellington City Council toward the resolution of building defect claims. The important message that comes out of this article is not the amount spent but rather the fact that many properties have failed a second and third time.

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Methamphetamine Contamination in Homes

Methamphetamine is a terrible drug leaving a swath of destruction in its path with purchasers of contaminated homes being one of the victims.

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Elected Officers of a Body Corporate Need to Consider the Needs of all Owners

Although the governance of bodies corporate in New Zealand is often poor, the elected officers need to take their role seriously and ensure they not only act in the best interest of their communities but also take into account the personal circumstances of the owners they represent.

When embarking on a large remedial project with the potential to cause financial and emotional stress for owners, it should be a major objective of the committee to get all owners through to the end of the project as unscathed as possible.

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Property Report: Degrees of Disclosure

Property Report: Degrees of Disclosure

Below is an article that raises weaknesses in the current approach to the pre – purchase inspection process.

The concerns noted about the HOBANZ approach are not valid as the solution being developed specifically deals with areas Nick Kearney has focused on.

The breakdown of the current system pointed out by Kearney is exactly why HOBANZ is undertaking to provide a safer, more inexpensive and transparent solution.

 

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