Leaky Buildings: A landmark decision in Waitakere

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A landmark High Court leaky buildings decision to award a Waitakere City home owner a quarter of a million dollars could open the fl oodgates, according to lawyers and industry experts. 

With the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service processing more than 3000 claims, and a legal precedent now in place, it seems likely that Waitakere City mayor Bob Harvey’s assertion that “I don’t think we’ll be the only ones making provision for writing hefty cheques” won’t be far off the mark. However, the council is set to challenge the decision. Watch this space for further developments! We feature “Foundations” in this edition – the first topic in a “two-part” approach to industry issues where we encourage feedback on comments made by experts in 

Part 1 for publication in Part 2 next month.

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