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Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics

February 2015

As at 28 February 2015 the MBIE received 7256 WHRS claims lodged for 12,141 properties.

The Weathertight Service has completed 14,356 property assessments (some owners request more than one assessment).

Under the WHRS Act 2006 we accept applications for multi-unit properties as single claims.

Total Claims

[total  claims chart]                     2200 resolved claims (30%)
 
 3957 closed claims (55%)1

 1099 open claims (15%)

Active claims

 [active claims chart]    

 23 claims awaiting assessment of repair costs (2%)

 100 claims in process of assessing eligibility (9%)

 453 claims awaiting claimant decision (41%)2

 523 claims pursuing resolution (48%)

Claims pursuing resolution

[claims pursuing chart]                        81 claims repairing outside FAP process (15%)

 71 claimants pursuing alternate dispute resolution option (14%)

 80 claims in the WHRS resolution process (15%)

 291 claims in FAP process (56%)3

1. Claims can be closed for a number of reasons including the following: claim discontinued by a claimant; claim being ineligible; property changed ownership; claim withdrawn under the WHRS 2006 Act; claim not progressing; claim transferred to another jurisdiction by the Weathertight Homes Tribunal (WHT) or claim terminated by the WHT.

2. After the claim is decided eligible, claimants can decide to proceed with FAP assisted repairs, repair on their own and then seek to resolve their claim or resolve first and then proceed with repairs. 

3. Claims pursuing the Financial Assistance Package (FAP) are allowed to proceed with other resolution options at the same time. This number includes claims that proceed with FAP and also those that proceed with FAP and one other resolution option. 


Weathertight Services Active Claims by Territorial Authority:

Council area where the building consent was issued Number of properties with active claims as at 28 February    2015 Number of active claims as at 28 February 2015
Auckland Council 0 0
Auckland City Council 2681 428
Franklin District Council 8 8
Manukau City Council 81 42
North Shore City Council 327 100
Papakura District Council 3 3
Rodney District Council 41 32
Waitakere City Council 300 139
Total for Auckland 3441 752
     
Ashburton District Council 0 0
Buller District Council 1 1
Carterton District Council 0 0
Central Hawkes Bay District Council 1 1
Central Otago District Council 0 0
Chatham Islands Council 0 0
Christchurch City Council 92 69
Clutha District Council 0 0
Dunedin City Council 1 1
Far North District Council 3 3
Gisborne District Council 26 4
Gore District Council 0 0
Grey District Council 0 0
Hamilton City Council 9 9
Hastings District Council 4 4
Hauraki District Council 1 1
Horowhenua District Council 2 2
Hurunui District Council 2 2
Hutt City Council 6 6
Invercargill City Council 1 1
Kaikoura District Council 0 0
Kaipara District Council 0 0
Kapiti Coast District Council 11 8
Kawarau District Council 1 1
MacKenzie District Council 0 0
Manawatu District Council 1 1
Marlborough District Council 5 5
Masterton District Council 0 0
Matamata-Piako District Council 3 3
Napier City Council 2 2
Nelson City Council 4 4
New Plymouth District Council 6 6
Opotiki District Council 1 1
Otorohanga District Council 0 0
Palmerston North City Council 6 6
Porirua City Council 12 12
Queenstown-Lakes District Council 104 8
Rangitikei District Council 0 0
Rotorua District Council 4 4
Ruapehu District Council 0 0
Selwyn District Council 2 2
South Taranaki District Council 0 0
South Waikato District Council 0 0
South Wairarapa District Council 0 0
Southland District Council 0 0
Stratford District Council 0 0
Tararua District Council 1 1
Tasman District Council 6 6
Taupo District Council 2 2
Tauranga City Council 274 45
Thames-Coromandel District Council 18 14
Timaru District Council 1 1
Upper Hutt City Council 3 3
Waikato District Council 3 3
Waimakariri District Council 2 2
Waimate District Council 0 0
Waipa District Council 0 0
Wairoa District Council 0 0
Waitaki District Council 0 0
Waitomo District Council 0 0
Wanganui District Council 1 1
Wellington City Council 345 80
Western Bay of Plenty District Council 9 9
Westland District Council 0 0
Whakatane District Council 4 4
Whangarei District Council 12 12
TOTAL 4433 1102