Leaky Buildings

For many who are facing the results of the failures in buildings under the regime that existed before the Building Act 2004 was enacted, and perhaps dealing with leaky buildings, it can seem like a minefield. Time is running out for claims as limitation periods expire.

We have experience in advising local authorities, developers and building owners facing claims. There are tactical decisions that must be made in deciding how to proceed with a claim, including forum such as mediation, Weathertight Homes Tribunal and the High Court. Limitation periods are critical in this area (including the Building Act's 10 year long-stop provision) and it is important to get the right advice. If a claim has been made against you, you will need to ensure you have an effective defence. Lawyers who work in this area must be able to advise you about the right expert needed in your circumstances, and remedial options, as well as legal issues.

From mediated settlements through to representation in court, Brookfields has an experienced team who can help.

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