Court opens up weathertight homes criteria

The Auckland High Court has opened up the weathertight homes package to include student accommodation.

Under the weathertight homes package, homeowners can qualify for their local council and the government to each pitch in 25% of their leaky home repair bill.

Akoranga Townscape owns accommodation used by both Unitec and AUT University in Auckland.

The Unitec accommodation contains 35 apartments  - some of which are owned by private individuals. The AUT University building block on the North Shore has six five-bedroom apartments.


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