The Bay of Plenty times reported today that the number of leaky home claims lodged with the government may be dropping however it does not mean the issue is going away. The report quotes Tauranga based barrister Nathan Smith who comments that the drop in claims likely reflects people missing out on government assistance and that there is still a huge problem with leaky homes in Tauranga. Read more on this story here.
Recognising that there is often a lack of up to date knowledge about leaky home issues Prendos are hosting a “Leaky Home Pot Pourri” for lawyers and experts, with Trish McConnell, Chair of the Weathertight Homes Tribunal presenting on two major issues related to leaky building litigation:
• Current issues – covering liability of employees, contractual claims against vendors, and proving loss; and
• Experts in Courts and Tribunals – covering what expert evidence is required to support claims and responses? Potential conflict and independence issues for experts, and caucusing and hot tubs.
The evening will be held at Prendos New Zealand Limited’s new Tauranga office on 93 First Avenue, Thursday 23 October 2014, with mix & mingle from 5.00pm-6.00pm and the presentation 6.00pm-7.00pm. If you are interested in attending this evening please RSVP to Katrena: [email protected].
For owners grappling with problems associated with a leaky home or those unsure about the status of their home the Prendos residential surveying team has experience in providing building surveying services to owners of both standalone homes and low-rise and high-rise multi-unit developments. Back in the early 1990s Prendos was the first property consultancy to alert the building industry and general public to the destructive nature and extent of the problem of leaky buildings. In the intervening years we have developed considerable investigative and remedial expertise; and many Prendos remedial design solutions are now recognised as construction industry benchmarks.
Having already helped thousands of homeowners and bodies corporate to achieve successful remediation and redress, we continue to help property owners re-establish the integrity of their dwellings – many with enhanced design features – and regain a return to full amenity and value. To find out more about how weathertightness or leaky problems affect residential properties visit our Leaky Building Resource Centre.
Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information or advice or fill in the form below to let us know about your building needs: