NZ Herald online is reporting that a recent death of an elderly blind woman, in an Auckland Department complex, Had recently been ordered and refused to vacate her premises for 5 week for remedial repairs to be under taken. This according to the herald Highlights the stress and problems that can face leaky Home owners. Body corporate properties can have further complications that stand alone homes. as such Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye is due to release findings of her probe into the sector early next month. Home Owners & Buyers Association president John Gray , hopes the Cabinet Minister's inquiry into body corporate will enable faster dispute resolution. Gray, says he hopes apartment owners' rights will be strengthened.
"Buildings under repair for leaks often displayed far more serious issues than initially expected, he said, citing structural defects which compromised the safety of some buildings, and the lack of fire-rated walls to stop the spread of fire."
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