Factors affecting head contractor liability

This case — the High Court decision of Brett Carrington and Nicolette Carrington v David Easton and Others NZHC 2023 — was about...

Building Act 2004 – Building (Residential Consumer Rights and Remedies) Regulations 2014 – Are...

In this month’s ar ticle I wish to firstly remind you that as of January 1, 2015, the Building (Residential Consumer Rights and Remedies)...

Personal liability of trustees

In a recent appeal from the District Court, Justice Potter unequivocally overturns a District Court decision, holding the trustees personally liable, even where these...

Two more cases on the Construction Contracts Act

This was an appeal from a District Court decision declining summary judgment on a payment claim. West City was a construction company and Mr...

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...

Council’s leisure centre liability reimposed by Supreme Court

In this month’s article I wish to revisit the case of Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust v Invercargill City Council that I have...

Companies may not survive sudden CCA 2002 retentions regime changes next year

In his article last month, Mike Fox brought to the attention of readers his concerns with the amendments made to the Construction Contracts Act...

No council negligence found after CCC issued for leaky building

A recent Weathertight Homes Tribunal decision from Wellington in the Simpson Family Trust v Wellington City Council and Others case demonstrates the completeness of...

Modular home — letter of credit and status of deposit paid

Proceedings were issued by Ecotech to set aside a statutory demand that had been issued against it by one of its clients, Mr Baumann...

The CCA and the case of the disputed flooring invoice

Floorman Waikato Ltd (F) was engaged by Jonathan McRae (M) to sand and coat his floors. F said that different options and pricing for...