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NZ Pair win leaky home appeal right

Property Here - Thursday, May 02, 2013

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A Remuera couple have been granted leave for a Supreme Court appeal against a Weathertight Homes Tribunal decision.

John and Helen Osborne's claim against Auckland Council had been deemed ineligible because it was lodged after the 10-year time limit for leaky homes claims. But the Osbornes argued the 10-year clock should have started when the code compliance certificate was issued, rather than when construction ended.

That would make their claim, and potentially thousands of others, eligible to be heard by the tribunal.