Public Sector

Leaky Home Liability: A Lesson for Leaky Home Purchasers, Owners and Litigants

Created: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:00

The recent High Court decision of Johnson & Ors v Auckland Council represents a new frontier in leaky home litigation. The Court had to consider the extent to which the purchasers of a 'leaky home' were liable for failing to complete proper due diligence. The case confirms that compensation will be reduced if a purchaser or owner of a property fails to take adequate care of his or her own interests, notwithstanding any negligence on the part of the Council.

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Future Development in Auckland: Unitary Plan Released

Created: Monday, 18 March 2013 13:00

The highly anticipated Unitary Plan for Auckland was released on Friday 15 March 2013.

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Development Contributions Review and Allocative Efficiency

Created: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:00

Government is reviewing the regime for development contributions and now is the time to have your say.

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Building Act Review Moves Forward

Created: Friday, 30 September 2011 15:28

Two new statutory provisions arising from the on-going review of the Building Act 2004 are noted.

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Legal Aftershocks from Christchurch Earthquake

Created: Friday, 01 April 2011 13:00

The Christchurch earthquake raises a myriad of legal issues, some of which will undoubtedly give rise in time, or more urgently, to new or altered law.

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