The Weathertight Homes Tribunal provides a speedy, cost-effective resolution process for the owners of leaky homes.

Before filing a claim with the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, an expert from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) must complete a full assessment of the property. MBIE will give the homeowner a written report and tell them if their claim is eligible. The homeowner can then apply to the tribunal for adjudication.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website(external link)

  • About the tribunal

    The government recognised the difficulties with resolving leaky home claims and set up the Weathertight Homes Tribunal to resolve disputes faster.

  • What you can claim for

    Find out about what can be claimed at the Weathertight Homes Tribunal and legal costs.

  • How to make a claim

    What you need to know to make a claim - including the fee.

  • What happens next

    The process a claim goes through from application to decision.

  • Forms & fee

    Forms for the tribunal and how to pay the fee.

  • Decisions

    Find decisions made by the Weathertight Homes Tribunal.

  • Contact us

    Contact details for the tribunal.