Posts Tagged ‘Building Code’

Is consent required for a large window replacement?

In the High Court appeal of Plastertech Systems Limited (“Plastertech”) & Simply Construction Limited v Auckland Council (“the Council”), the Court was asked to determine whether Plastertech and Simply Construction were exempt from obtaining building consent for the works completed by Simply Construction. Facts. The building work In 2014 a property owner contacted Plastertech to [...]

Leaky Building Claim fails against Vendor, Council and Builder.

Timothy Bates and Katrin Saran Lee of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examine a recent High Court decision (Hooft Van Huijsduijnen & Anor v Woodley & Ors [2012] NZHC 2685) in which the High Court was required to consider (on appeal), a claim in negligence against the Council, the builder, and a claim for breach [...]

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 [...]

Update on leaky buildings!

In June of 2003 I wrote an article in this magazine summarizing the types of things that had been written about “leaky buildings” in the New Zealand Herald. In this month’s addition, I wish to again summarise the articles written on this topic in the last 6 months. But firstly, I wish to report upon statistics on [...]