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EQC to provide cover to on-sold over-cap earthquake-damaged properties in Christchurch
EQC will make an ex gratia payment to cover the cost of repair for purchasers of these earthquake-damaged properties.
New Zealand
24 Aug 2019
Judgment summary: Xu v IAG New Zealand Ltd (SC 47/2018) [2019] NZSC 68: earthquake damage and property insurance
A policy of property insurance is personal and cannot be assigned to purchasers without the consent of the insurers.
New Zealand
8 Jul 2019
Parliament passes the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Act 2018
This Act aims to help Cantabrians resolve outstanding residential insurance claims from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
New Zealand
31 May 2019
Significant changes are coming to the Building Act - what do you need to know?
Article discusses 3 key outcomes for the industry and the 5 different sections of changes proposed to achieve these outcomes.
New Zealand
24 Apr 2019
Mainzeal directors liable for reckless trading - what could this mean for other directors?
This Mainzeal decision should be carefully considered by anyone currently holding or contemplating a directorship.
New Zealand
12 Apr 2019
Court of Appeal rules that leaky building claims against James Hardie can proceed
Claimants alleged that JH building products were defective, not watertight, and did not comply with building standards.
New Zealand
26 Dec 2018
Forestry update - National environmental standards for plantation forestry
These standards will resolve differences in planning rules implemented by regional councils and territorial authorities.
New Zealand
17 Dec 2018
Unit title developments – adding real value
This article identifies some key areas where real value can be added to both new and existing unit title developments.
New Zealand
1 Nov 2018
Overseas Investment Amendment Bill – property development update
This update contains detail on how these overseas investment changes will impact on the property development sector.
New Zealand
24 Aug 2018
Judgment summary: Minister of Education v McKee Fehl Constructors Ltd [2018] NZHC 1177: Professional indemnity insurance policy
This case discusses the question of exactly when cover is triggered under a "claims made and notified" liability policy.
New Zealand
18 Jul 2018
Failed construction and the duty of care of Councils for building safety
These cases send a message to councils that they must ensure that building processes comply with current requirements.
New Zealand
28 Jun 2018
Changes to National Planning Standards
The Standards aim for consistency in planning documents, but this approach may not appreciate differences between regions.
New Zealand
28 Jun 2018
Methamphetamine decontamination of properties: a new era?
There could be some confusion between the signalled government policy, the applicable standards, and industry practice.
New Zealand
7 Jun 2018
The Golden Age of Christchurch - a creative, dynamic city
The movements that have taken place since the Christchurch earthquakes echo Pericles' concept of active citizenship.
New Zealand
23 Mar 2018
Resource Management Act: are neighbours affected parties?
Whether a person is "an affected person" under the Resource Management Act is a complex question - seek legal advice.
New Zealand
13 Mar 2018
Working with asbestos - what you need to know
New Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 are coming into full force on 4 April 2018.
New Zealand
28 Feb 2018
Mackenzie Basin: Opportunities for Alignment: report released
The report addresses how best to balance landscape and biodiversity values with needs of land owners and communities.
New Zealand
27 Feb 2018
Competition within the rural zone
Should the rural zone be a working environment or is there room to accommodate an increase in residential lifestylers?
New Zealand
4 Dec 2017
Proposed vegetation clearance rules to the Mackencie Basin - not on the Christmas wish-list for everyone
The new provisions to the Mackenzie District Plan (MDP) promote the protection of the outstanding natural landscape.
New Zealand
4 Dec 2017
A new weapon in the particulars toolbox - for inadequately drafted pleadings in defective building/construction claims
This decision certainly provides a new tool for defendants and third parties facing broad and imprecise pleadings.
New Zealand
28 Sep 2017
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