Body corporate


PHOTO: SUPPLIED When Michael Roberts paid $397,000 for an apartment in the Sirocco Complex he had no idea it would need nearly $500,000 in repairs for leak issues.

A body corporate secretary was found to have broken the law after downplaying a Wellington apartment’s “systemic” leak issues to a prospective buyer.

In a recent High Court decision, Jules Leloir of Jules Consultancy was found to have breached the Fair Trade Act by engaging in “misleading and deceptive conduct” when telling a prospective owner about the weathertightness of the Sirocco Apartments.

The plaintiff, Michael Douglas Roberts, purchased an apartment in the Church St building in April 2014.