January 2018

As at 31 January 2018, MBIE had received 7,362 WHRS claims lodged for 12,776 properties.

The Weathertight Service has completed 16,535 property assessments (some owners request more than one assessment).

For more information on Weathertight Services visit our website www.building.govt.nz.

Under the WHRS Act 2006 we accept applications for multi-unit properties as single claims.

Total claims

[image] Total claims

 

587 open claims (8%)
2287 resolved claims (31%)
4488 closed claims (61%) 1

Open claims

[image] Open claims

3 claims awaiting assessment of repair costs (1%)
177 claims awaiting claimant decision (30%) 2
0 claims in process of assessing eligibility (0%)
406 claims pursuing resolution (69%)

Claims pursuing resolution

[image] Claims pursuing resolution

 

142 claims pursuing alternate dispute resolution option (35%)
 1 claim awaiting lower-value resolution (0%)
197 claims in FAP process (49%) 3
41 claims in the WHRS resolution process (10%)
25 claims repairing outside FAP process (6%)

 

Notes

  1. Claims can be closed for a number of reasons, including the following: claim discontinued by a claimant; claim ineligible under the WHRS Act 2006; change in property ownership; claim withdrawn under the WHRS 2006 Act; claim not progressing; claim transferred to another jurisdiction by the Weathertight Homes Tribunal (WHT) or claim terminated by the WHT.
  2. After a claim has been found eligible under the WHRS 2006 Act, claimants can decide to proceed with assisted repairs via the Financial Assistance Package (FAP) (if they are eligible for FAP), repair on their own and then seek to resolve their claim, or resolve first and then proceed with repairs.
  3. Claims which are working towards repairs via the FAP are also able to proceed with other resolution options at the same time. This number includes claims that are proceeding with resolution via the FAP, as well as claims that are proceeding with the FAP and one other resolution option.

 


Weathertight Services Active Claims by Territorial Authority

Please note: 'Number of properties' is the total number of homes (which may be a house, apartment, flat or unit) that are part of an open claim under the WHRS Act 2006. Some claims cover more than one property.

Territorial Authority where the building consent was issued

Number of properties with open claims as at 31 January 2018

Number of open claims as at 31 January 2018


Auckland

   

Auckland City Council

1984

282

Franklin District Council

6

6

Manukau City Council

50

17

North Shore City Council

245

44

Papakura District Council

1

1

Rodney District Council

10

10

Waitakere City Council

225

48

Total for Auckland

2521

408


Buller District Council

1

1

Christchurch City Council

61

41

Far North District Council

1

1

Gisborne District Council

23

1

Hamilton City Council

16

7

Hastings District Council

1

1

Hauraki District Council

1

1

Horowhenua District Council

3

3

Hutt City Council

3

3

Kaipara District Council

1

1

Kapiti Coast District Council

3

3

Manawatu District Council

2

2

Nelson City Council

4

4

New Plymouth District Council

2

2

Opotiki District Council

1

1

Palmerston North City Council

1

1

Porirua City Council

28

5

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

151

9

Rotorua District Council

1

1

Selwyn District Council

1

1

Tasman District Council

3

3

Taupo District Council

1

1

Tauranga City Council

193

19

Thames-Coromandel District Council

12

8

Timaru District Council

1

1

Upper Hutt City Council

2

2

Waimakariri District Council

1

1

Wellington City Council

269

38

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

7

7

Whakatane District Council

43

2

Whanganui District Council

1

1

Whangarei District Council

7

7

TOTAL

845

179


Notes

  1. Territorial Authorities not shown in the table above do not have any open claims.