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Leaky Buildings - current issues & recovery options

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Dan Parker 2017 James Wollerman 2017
Dan Parker
Parker & Associates
Wellington
James Wollerman
Parker & Associates
Wellington

Authors: Dan Parker, James Wollerman
Published: 14 June 2017
Pages: 26

Introduction

The leaky building crisis continues to affect thousands of New Zealand homeowners and is far from over.

Many leaky buildings throughout New Zealand remain unrepaired or have been the subject of inadequate or faulty remedial work. Those buildings continue to be bought and sold and homeowners later discover that they have purchased or own a leaky home, or that repairs to their home have failed.

Often the full extent of the problem will not be uncovered by the homeowners for many years as the defects are typically latent. This has resulted in a number of claims now falling outside the 10 year limitation longstop provision in the Building Act/s 1991 and 2004.

As a result, owners of leaky homes must consider other potential avenues for recovery. Recovery options will often remain for faulty repair work, or against parties involved in the sale and purchase transaction including vendors, Real Estate Agents, and pre-purchase inspectors. (continued...)
 

Content outline

 
  • Introduction – the leaky building crisis continues
  • Limitation issues in leaky building claims
  • The weathertight homes tribunal
  • Product liability
  • Liability for negligent repair work
  • Sale and purchase of leaky homes
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