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.


Find decisions made by the Weathertight Homes Tribunal.

Contact us

Contact details for the tribunal.