Policy

Weak case for govt building defects insurer

Paul McBeth
Mon, 25 Jul 2022

Weak case for govt building defects insurer
Building houses can be a risky business. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
Mon, 25 Jul 2022
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says there’s a weak case for setting up a government building defects insurer but will still consider one when it looks at consumer protections in tandem with its review of the consenting process.Building and construction minister Megan Woods last week announced plans to review New Zealand’s building consent system, which the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has described as fragmented, unpredictable and inefficient.As part of that review, officials will look...

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