Leaky homes trial begins

Leaky homes trial begins

New Zealand's longest leaky building trial, and potentially most costly, has begun.

The body corporate and 201 owners of units in high-rise Auckland apartment block 'Victopia' are suing parties in the High Court at Auckland in a case expected to last up to 10 weeks.

Repair costs on the apartment block were estimated at $3 million in 2012. But owners have now been told the total repair bill could now "approach $40 million".

Lawyer Tim Rainey joined Paul Henry to discuss the saga and whether current political pressure to churn out homes could lead to another leaky building saga.