18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE

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In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to registrar@buildingdisputestribunal.co.nz.

If you need to courier documents, please contact our Registry staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

He waka eke noa.

September 2021

CONTENTS
  • Construction contracts: enforcement of debts due and mandatory alternative dispute resolution clauses
  • Cost certainty for resolving building and construction disputes: extension to the BDT Adjudication Low Value Claim scheme
  • Engineers’ corner: two recent cases provide reminder of potential liability for engineers issuing defective certificates
  • Case in Brief: Falling out of fashion: estoppel prevents operation of time bar
  • Liquidated damages and partial possession
  • Construction dispute resolution in uncertain times
  • Five trends as construction begin towards carbon neutrality
  • Failure to obtain a building report results in reduction of damages for contributory negligence
  • How much does one truly deserve?
  • Do payment claims for retention money ‘fit’ with the standard terms of contract in New Zealand