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Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics March 2015

11 March 2015: New Weathertight Services statistics for February have been published. View the latest statistics »

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Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics February 2015

9 February 2015: New Weathertight Services statistics for January have been published. View the latest statistics »

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Building Controls Update No. 169 - Residential guidance eighth issue of technical clarifications and updates

2nd March 2015: MBIE has released an eighth issue of technical clarifications and updates relating to the Guidance document ‘Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes’, December 2012.

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    Building Controls Update No.167 - Revision to the guidance document 'Assessment, repair and rebuild of earthquake-affected industrial buildings in Canterbury' 

    31 January 2015: MBIE has revised section 3.2.5 ‘Investigation parameters and methodology’ of the guidance on the assessment, repair and rebuild of earthquake-affected industrial buildings in Canterbury.  

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    Consumer Protection changes - January 2015

    12 January 2015: New consumer protection measures for people building or renovating came into law on 1 January 2015. Guides are available for contractors and for homeowners, to explain the new measures. More detail can be found here on the Building Amendment Act.

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     Market rent 1 July 2014 - 31 December 2014

    8 January 2015: Market rent is described (in the Residential Tenancies Act) as what a willing landlord might reasonably expect to receive, and a willing tenant might reasonably expect to pay for the tenancy, in comparison with rent levels for similar properties in similar areas.

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    Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics - January 2015 

    5 January 2015 : New Weathertight Services statistics for December 2014 have been published. View the latest statistics »

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