It is believed the 20 residential units known as Harbour Lights (99 Mokoia Road Birkenhead) is the first multi-unit complex to be the recipient of a financial assistance package under the Government’s much touted Weathertight Homes Assistance Scheme.
The package, brought in to affect in mid-2011 is designed to assist home owners in repairing their leaky homes. The promise was a 25% government contribution with a further 25% from the territorial authority if the authority was responsible for the inspections and code of compliance on failed building works.
Since announcement of the scheme Boutique Body Corporates Limited has been pursuing claims for five Body Corporates, which meet the necessary criteria. Recent media criticism has highlighted the challenges within the scheme design and surrounding processes. To date this had seen not a single multi-unit complex receive a payments under the Scheme
Boutique is now look to deliver a similar outcomes on the four remaining complexes that it is currently working with the Department on.