Corinna Mansell


PHOTO: HAURAKI HERALD Former Remax NZ boss Corinna Mansell

The former boss of a major New Zealand real estate chain could lose her agent’s licence after admitting to ‘disgraceful conduct’ over the sale of a leaky home – just three weeks before she was due to face a Real Estate Authority (REA) disciplinary hearing.

Corinna Mansell, the former general manager of Remax, had already been part of an out-of-court settlement with Te Awamutu pensioner Margaret ‘Jean’ Warburton over the Hamilton house Mansell sold her for $490,000 in 2015.

The house – Mansell’s former rental property – was discovered to have major weathertightness issues, and has been unoccupied since 2016. Stuff‘s three-part investigation, The Big Leak, revealed how Mansell passed up five opportunities to disclose that the house had been diagnosed as leaky and had undergone major repairs before she bought it.