TCC settles with Bella Vista homeowners

Tauranga City Council and the owners of properties in the Bella Vista development have reached a settlement by negotiation.

In a statement released by the council, a spokesperson says the council "has agreed to take ownership of the properties".

"The terms of settlement are confidential but the parties have worked constructively in reaching this resolution that enables the owners to move on from Bella Vista."

Since early February, council had been undertaking a comprehensive assessments of the 21 properties in the former Bella Vista Homes development.

The assessment was launched following the liquidation of that company on November 30, 2017.

It was initially focused on finding out what needed to be done to make the homes compliant with the building code. However, experts found issues throughout the process.

In early March, 13 families were evacuated from their homes ahead of the expected Cyclone Hola.

Since then, there had been ongoing battles between council, homeowners and the developers.

There had also been several lawsuits filed by homeowners and TCC.

Read more here.


6 Comments

Have a guess

Posted on 02-11-2018 08:46 | By Chookymac

Anybody willing to have a guess who will end up with the buildings Maybe S-G? The TCC must think the public are dumb to their goings on

That’s good

Posted on 02-11-2018 06:49 | By Slim Shady

Best to avoid going to court and having the corruption exposed with an ass whooping. Sweep it away with the Joe Public cheque book.

Why Confidential??

Posted on 01-11-2018 17:58 | By Ady

As it’s the rate payers that are ultimately going to pay for this debacle, why are the settlements being kept confidential? Also, who will be held accountable for this happening in the first place and how many other homeowners need to worry that they are living in dangerous properties!!

A good start

Posted on 01-11-2018 13:35 | By FRANKS

This is just the start..........now the ratepayers have a right to know what incompetent TCC staff caused this and who is still employed......and why?

Good News!

Posted on 01-11-2018 13:24 | By Maryfaith

I hope the homeowners have walked away with a fair settlement. I sincerely hope that Sunlive will keep us up to date on exactly what happened to make the council back down? Are ratepayers funds backing this payout or has insurance come to the party etc etc etc - we are all very curious about what has happened behind the scenes. Something that has kept us enthralled for so long - it would be cruel to leave your readers in limbo.

correction

Posted on 01-11-2018 11:44 | By hapukafin

Tauranga ratepayers have settled with Bella Vista property owners

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