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Costing repairs in unit titles – choices for a body corporate

Filed under: Building & Construction, Weathertight Homes

Where unit titles are concerned, the courts are drowning (so to speak) in leaky home cases. These cases crop up because the repairs are often (a) expensive...

2016 Kaikoura earthquake claims revisited

Filed under: Building & Construction, Insurance, Land Law

Issues for homeowners around the Insurance Council of New Zealand and EQC streamlining insurance claims

Settlement of EQC Claims under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993

Filed under: Building & Construction, Insurance

Legal advice about preparing information for EQC and settling a claim

Purchasing property – Doing your ‘due diligence’

Filed under: Building & Construction, Land Law

An overview of the key elements you should generally include in your due diligence, before committing to a property purchase.

Builders Reports – Seller’s or Purchaser’s?

Filed under: Building & Construction, Land Law

In a competitive housing market whose builder's report should you be guided by? An overview of the potential hazards of using seller supplied builder's...

Going Out on a LIM - Leaky Homes and Council Liability

Filed under: Building & Construction, Weathertight Homes

What is a Council's liability in a leaky home case? The High Court case Lee v Auckland City Council sheds some light on the subject.

Avoid Disputes and Maintain Cash flow by Complying with the Construction Contracts Act

Filed under: Building & Construction

How to avoid disputes and maintain cash flow by complying with the Construction Contracts Act

Changes to Construction Contracts Act – from 31 March 2017

Filed under: Building & Construction, Trusts

Principal changes to the Construction Contracts Act. What to look out for.

Don't forget to check if you need Council consent for your project

Filed under: Building & Construction

Check with your local Council if you need a consent before you begin a building project. A lack of a building consent can be expansive.

Building Contracts – use Payment Claims!

Filed under: Building & Construction

How to avoid bad debt by using payment claims.

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