More leaky units under repair

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Repairs to a second leaky apartment complex on Queenstown’s Frankton Road are underway.

Work on the first block of four at the 84-unit Oaks Shores started recently.

Now three units at the nearby 40-unit Oaks Club Resort  are also under repair.

All Oaks Shores owners are sharing the initial cost of repairs at the Shores.

Once that cost’s established, the complex’s body corporate will work out what the whole job will cost – a sum that’ll go into its weathertightness claim against Queenstown’s council, as the body that issued the original building consent.

Oaks Club owners are also sharing the costs of the pilot project, the complexes’ joint bodycorp chairman Graeme Kruger says.

Oaks Shores owners are getting a 25 per cent contribution towards eligible repair costs paid by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Oaks Club owners have submitted a claim for the same assistance.

Both complexes were developed by Ross Wensley, whose development company subsequently went bust.

Anther leaky 24-unit Frankton Rd complex, The Point, which Wensley also developed, was repaired some years ago.

– PHILIP CHANDLER