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Council held liable for 100 percent

By Andrew Steele - 10 Nov 2011

The Weathertight Homes Tribunal has determined that the Auckland Council is solely liable to pay the full amount of damages in a leaky building case. Auckland Council is to pay the full amount awarded in respect of four out of the nine units which were the subject of BOAC v Auckland Council.

Claims against the developer in relation to those units were dismissed on limitation grounds.  This decision shows that Territorial Authorities may bear the full burden of liability if claims in respect of acts or omissions by other parties are barred by s393 of the Building Act 2004.

We represented the claimants in this proceeding.


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