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Do Producer Statements Let Councils off the Hook

In February 2012 I wrote an article for ITM called “What is a producer statement?” That is available as a newsletter on the Madison Hardy website if you can’t find it elsewhere. This is a follow-up to that newsletter, and it deals with the issue of whether building consent authorities (for convenience I will call them Councils) can avoid liability for signing off defective building work, by pointing to the fact that someone has given them (or should have given them) a producer statement in respect of the defective work. Does that let the Council off the hook?

  • 31 March 2016
  • Author: Geoff Hardy
  • Number of views: 4099
Do Producer Statements Let Councils off the Hook
The starting point is that Councils in New Zealand owe a duty of care to current and future owners of residential properties, when issuing consents, carrying out inspections, and issuing code compliance certificates. 

New Regulations for Asbestos Removal

  • 15 March 2016
  • Author: Sarah Anderson
  • Number of views: 2116
New Regulations for Asbestos Removal
Early next month the regulations around asbestos removal are changing. A summary of the key changes is below.

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