Weathertight Homes Tribunal

The Weathertight HomesTribunal provides independent adjudication for leaky home claims in New Zealand.

The purpose of the Weathertight Homes Tribunal is to provide speedy, cost-effective and independent adjudication for leaky home claims brought under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006

All claims relating to leaky homes involve a two-stage process: assessment and resolution. The Department of Building and Housing (DBH) deals with the assessment stage and the Weathertight Homes Tribunal handles the resolution stage.

Claims over $20,000

If a home owner's claim is found to be eligible and the repairs needed are assessed at over $20,000, or the repairs made cost over $20,000, the claimant may apply to the Tribunal for adjudication.

Claims under $20,000

Claims for $20,000 or less follow a more streamlined process within the Department, but if a settlement is not reached this way the claimant may apply to the Tribunal for adjudication.