Posts Tagged ‘Council Approval’

Lee & Lee v Auckland Council: Council negligent by omission to issue a Notice to Rectify

In this month’s article I address a new leaky building decision which went on appeal to the High Court from the Weathertight Homes Tribunal (WHT).  I summarise the facts of this decision below:- GIL was the developer and head contractor of this house which was constructed in 2002/2003; The consent plans detailed a solid plaster [...]

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 [...]

Two new Australian building cases

Delay in responding to new contract price. Building Renovation without Council Approval. CMC Cairns Pty Ltd v Isicob Pty Ltd A builder contracted to build a number of home units but subcontracted labour, formwork materials, plant and equipment to the value of $200,000. Nearing completion the builder altered the contract price and scope of works, [...]