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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...

Disputed long-term painting contract finally settled

This case involved an application for summary judgment by the plaintiff, Service Painting and Building Co Pty Ltd (SPB), claiming the sum of $140,618.77,...

Can payment be withheld, and a construction contract cancelled, on the basis of incomplete...

In this month’s article I wish to review the March 2017 decision of Bulmer v Envisage Construction Ltd. This decision was initially heard in...

Retentions — an update

In this month’s article I wish to take the reader back to the proposed changes to the retentions regime brought about by the amendments...

What is required to satisfy the requirements of Section 20(2)(e) of the CCA 2002?

In this month’s article I wish to review the recent Court of Appeal decision in C J Parker Construction Ltd (In Liquidation) v WS...

1972 decision ‘an oldie but a goodie’ — for architects anyway!

This decision was “an oldie but a goodie” for architects in the case of Miller Construction Ltd v Olsen & Another; Netten (Third Party),...

Council liable due to failure to issue an NTR

  In this month’s article I address a new leaky building decision in the case of Lee & Lee v Auckland Council which went on...

Construction Contracts Act 2002 — Are resubmitted invoices capable of being payment claims?

  This decision was a claim that started as a summary judgment application in the District Court where summary judgment was declined. It ended up...

Leaky schools — can the Minister of Education sustain a negligence claim against CHH?

  This claim arose from the Government’s use of a cladding product known as Shadowclad in schools throughout New Zealand. This product was manufactured by Carter...

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...