leaky homes


PHOTO: MONIQUE FORD / STUFF The properties have been purchased by Porirua City Council in a leaky homes settlement.

A multimillion-dollar purchase of leaky buildings was made behind closed doors by Porirua City Council.

Believed to have cost at least $10 million, the deal was put together in public-excluded meetings by the council, which was taken to court by the owners of 24 townhouses at 26 View Rd, Titahi Bay.

The claim stems from 2007 when the council consented the hillside development despite failing it days earlier. It was later assessed to be significantly affected by water issues.

Although the council would not confirm the total amount paid for the properties, a 2018 council report obtained by Stuff recommended a $12m delegation for the potential purchase.

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