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Articles

  • Building Owners and Occupiers- Asbestos Management Obligations |Part 2

    16 February 2018

    This article is a follow on from the article by the same name in our Spring edition, in which we outlined the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 (“Asbestos Regulations”) and specifically the obligations that come into force on 4 April 2018. A copy can be found here.To recap briefly, the Asbestos Regulations set out how to manage asbestos risks. Complying with the Asbestos Regulations is mandatory, and there are hefty penalties for failing to ...

  • Body Corporate Business Update February 2018

    1 February 2018

    COMMITTEE DECISION-MAKING?There is very little detail on how body corporate committees are to conduct meetings, make decisions, exercise delegated powers, and perform delegated duties in either the Unit Titles Act 2010 or the Unit Titles Regulations 2011. Committee decision-making is simply described in s 113 of the UTA as requiring a simple majority of votes. Regulation 27 of the UTR provides limited guidance on how a committee is to conduct its business. A recent decision in the long-running litigation relating to ...

  • Body Corporate Business Update December 2017

    7 December 2017

    NEED A SCHEME?Leaky building? Significant repairs? Large-scale maintenance project?A body corporate facing significant building works to repair building defects and associated damage, or replace building components at the end of their useful life may be able to rely on the default statutory provisions of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (“UTA”) to complete the work. Alternatively, it may be either necessary or desirable to turn to section 74 of the UTA and establish a reinstatement scheme.While the default statutory provisions may ...

  • Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 – Changes and Implications

    6 December 2017

    The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (“CCL Act”) came into force on 1 September 2017. The new legislation consolidates 12 commercial statutes into one to allow an up-to-date and accessible “one stop shop” Act to deal with contractual and commercial law matters.For example, legislation concerning contracts privity, contractual mistakes, contractual remedies, frustrated contracts, sale of goods, and carriage of goods have been repealed, and such matters are now governed by the CCL Act. However, consumer protection legislation has not ...

  • Health & Safety

    6 December 2017

    WorkSafe (the health and safety regulator) has recently announced that it has accepted enforceable undertakings from Zespri. These undertakings are in connection with a fatal quad bike incident, which occurred in May 2016 on a Tauranga orchard. The victim was a worker engaged by a contractor of Zespri.Enforceable undertakings are a tool that Worksafe can use as a positive alternative to prosecutions under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.This case highlights two interesting points: first, what are the ...