Wellington Property Market

PHOTO: Owners are demanding and urgent review of the crippling costs to strengthen their buildings. Source: 1 NEWS

Frustration is growing among owners of buildings in Wellington that need to be earthquake strengthened.

They say they’re not opposed to getting their homes up to standard, but costs are ballooning and they need the Government to step in and help pay for the work.

Owners are demanding an urgent review of crippling costs although the minister in charge is non-committal to it.


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Meanwhile a Government loan scheme promised last year still hasn’t been set up.

One apartment owner says she was given an estimate seven years ago that’s more than tripled in cost.