PHOTO: Leaky home owner “Lucy” is fighting cancer, and sees a class action against Auckland Council as her only chance of recladding her 2008 home.

Lucy’s Mangere town house is one of the secret leakers.

The home’s brick and linear board exterior gives no clue that it isn’t weathertight.

It looks like a tidy, solid home, with nothing in common with the patched and decaying monolithic cladding leaky homes dotting Auckland’s suburbs.

But the 2004 home was badly built, and it leaks, and Lucy, who is battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, faces a bill of $150,000 to reclad it, at least.


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