If you’re thinking of building from scratch, either with a house and land package or you’re buying a section, it pays to research and conduct due diligence which could end up saving you time, money, stress and heartache. Whether it’s a dream home you’re planning or a family bach, the details are important to get… Read More.

In 2015 an array of amendments was made to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA), to be implemented in three stages, namely on 1 December 2015, 1 September 2016, and 31 March 2017. Stage 1 amendments Previously, if a matter was referred to adjudication only payment dispute determinations could be enforced via Court. However, as… Read More.

[Spring 2015] Two new pieces of legislation will affect the way landlords and tenants view their responsibilities for strengthening buildings and for ensuring they provide a safe place of work. The Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill (EPB Bill) will establish time frames within which building owners must assess and then either strengthen or demolish buildings… Read More.

[Summer 2012] Anyone considering building or renovating residential dwellings and engaging designers or tradespeople, needs to be aware that from 1 March 2012 there are changes to building laws under section 353 of the Building Act 2004 and the Licensed Building Practitioners Rules 2007 (‘the LBP Rules’). These changes apply to residential buildings including: houses… Read More.