When does innocent representation become actionable misrepresentation?

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examines a case concerning the purchase of a leaky unit that invoked clauses in...

What is the definition of ‘building work’?

This article examines a recent High Court decision (GPE Holdings Ltd v Tile ‘N’ Style Ltd v Ors NZHC 802) in which the...

The LBP scheme — what sort of liability exposure will accompany it?

The Licensed Building Practitioner scheme comes into force on March 1, 2012. In broad terms the scheme was set up with the aim...

Relaxed limitation rule allows defects claims older than 10 years

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision runs the rule over a recent case where defects claims outside a 10-year limitation...

Carrying out building work without a building consent — Tan v Auckland Council

I wish to review the recent decision of Tan v Auckland Council. Mr Tan, the appellant, had been charged by the Auckland Council with...

Supplier of construction materials entitled to issue a payment claim for future works

By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In this month’s article we wish to review the High Court decision of NMHB Ltd v Concrete...

Non-compliant payment claim foils statutory demand process

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision evaluates a case that addresses the interplay between the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and...

The CCA 2002 — Payment Schedules need to indicate how the scheduled amount was...

This claim ended up in the High Court as a result of judicial review proceedings issued by Manchester Industrial Holdings Ltd alleging errors of...

Construction Contracts Act 2002 — Payment Claim/Payment Schedule

The recent High Court case, Invent Solutions Ltd v Chan Developments Trustee Ltd & Others (CIV 2008-485-2834), considered whether payment claims served by the...

Building policy reform — a summary of proposed MBIE changes, Part 2

Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision preview more of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s proposed...