Building and Construction

Annual Building Code update underway
In case you missed it, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has begun its 2022 update of the Building Code.  This process is undertaken every year to...
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Payment Claims and Payment Schedules under the Construction Contracts Act
To facilitate regular and timely payments between the parties to a construction contract, the...
Unit Titles Act amendments: apportioning running costs
Amendments to the Unit Titles Act 2010 were passed into law this month, May...
Avoiding personal liability as a director
Setting up your business as an incorporated company is an effective way to reduce...
WCC can undertake earthquake strengthening to properties at owners’ cost
Late last year in Wellington City Council v Lakhi Maa Limited the High Court...
Commerce Commission seeks input on residential building supplier study
In November last year, the Government tasked the Commerce Commission (ComCom) with undertaking a...
Lane Neave Solicitor wins second place in the New Zealand Society of Construction Law essay competition
Lane Neave Solicitor, Carlos Smith-Diaz, picked up second prize in the New Zealand Society of...
Changes to the retentions regime – Construction Contracts Act 2002
It is common practice in the construction industry for retentions to be held under...