Lake v Bacic — Successful appeal against Weathertight Homes Tribunal decision

The Bacics, recent immigrants to New Zealand, purchased a unit at the plan stage, in a group of eight that were constructed between 1998...

Buying a leaky building: Can a subsequent purchaser rely on their sale and purchase...

The Weathertight Homes Tribunal (WHT) decision of Paul White and Wilna White v Rodney District Council & Others (TRI-2007-100-000064) involved a leaky home in...

The Byron Avenue decision

On 22 March 2010, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment of Justice Venning in Body Corporate No. 189855 and Others v...

Limitation periods

Overview Limitation periods are extremely important for those involved in a claim relating to defective building works, whether that be someone who wants...

The Financial Assistance Package — an opportunity?

A claim is eligible if water has penetrated the dwelling because of some aspect of the design or construction, the dwelling is damaged as...

Project manager plays Russian roulette with council and wins

Leaky building claims often head down a well trodden track. Proceedings are issued in the courts or the Tribunal, interlocutory steps are disposed of,...