Building & Construction

The surge in construction work in Auckland and greater New Zealand has contributed to a significant increase in the amount of case law in the building and construction law area. One issue that often arises is how far is a contractor required to go when something goes wrong. A recent […] Read More›

A new policy in respect to the assessment of unathorised building work will be introduced by Auckland Council (“the Council”) from 1 July 2015. A Certificate of Acceptance will be required for any unauthorised work. The Council has provided a detailed outline on its website which sets out how unauthorised […] Read More›

The Building Amendment Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2015.  The amendments came as a result of a comprehensive review of the Building Act 2004, which was undertaken by Cabinet. The main aim of the amendments was to improve the building and construction industry so that good quality […] Read More›

The government has advised that the current law in this area relating to retentions will be changed. A retention is a portion of the contract price withheld by the developer or main contractor until the sub contractor has completed all the required works including completing any repairs or defects. The […] Read More›

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