Posts Tagged ‘Building Act 1991’

Limitation period for third party contribution

Written By: Chadleigh Danswan Chadleigh Danswan of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examines the recent High Court decision concerning limitation periods applying to third party claims for contribution. Overview On September 24, 2004, a leaky building claim was brought by the Body Corporate and unit owners of an apartment complex located at 8 Farnham Street, [...]

Sunset Terraces appeal to the Supreme Court by the North Shore City Council

Written By: Tim Bates and Chadleigh Danswan Timothy Bates and Chadleigh Danswan of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examine the North Shore City Council’s decision to appeal to the Supreme Court with regard to the council’s duty of care owed to purchasers of leaky multi-unit residential dwellings. In the High Court decision of Body Corporate [...]

Three Meade Street Limited v Rotorua District Council

Council negligence and duty of care to subsequent purchasers of property. This month I feature a recent NZ decision relating to a Council’s duty of care owed to a subsequent purchaser of a commercial property. The case concerned a motel property in Rotorua. The property was developed by Three Meade Street Ltd (3 Meade) in [...]

Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2002 Adjudication

Godinich v GT Heng Co Ltd and Approved Building Certifiers Ltd. This month I wish to focus upon one of the first published adjudications from the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service. The claimants were the owners of a house in Mairangi Bay, Auckland. The house was built between January and April 2001, and they were not [...]