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The leaky buildings crisis : understanding the issues

Author: Steve Alexander
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Brookers, ©2011.
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"The size of the leaky buildings problem is significant. It has been estimated that approximately 42,000 New Zealand homes are currently affected. The Leaky Buildings Crisis -- Understanding the Issues examines the leaky buildings crisis from the perspectives of experts in the areas of law, public health, economics, sociology, property valuation, building surveying, construction and dispute resolution."--Publisher's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Alexander
ISBN: 9780864727411 0864727410
OCLC Number: 772086426
Description: xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. LEGAL, REGULATORY AND SYSTEMIC FAILURE AND THE LEAKY BUILDINGS CRISIS. --
1. Legal doctrine, the leaky homes crisis and the limits of judicial law-making / Geoff McLay --
2. A review of building remediation in New Zealand --
leaking buildings or wider building code performance issues? / Mark Powell --
3. Regulation and leaky buildings / Brian Easton --
pt. 2. IMPACTS OF LEAKY BUILDINGS CRISIS. --
4. Leaky building stigma and house prices / Michael Rehm --
5. An overview of possible health effects from exposure to "leaky buildings" / Jeroen Douwes and Philippa Howden-Chapman --
6. Living with risk, living in risk: a sociological perspective on New Zealand's leaky building syndrome / Ann Dupuis, David Thorns --
pt. 3. THE LAW AND THE LEAKY BUILDINGS CRISIS. --
7. Tortious liability for defective buildings / Rosemary Tobin --
8. Leaky buildings: limitation issues and successive owners / Stephen Todd --
9. Managerial and worker liability for shortcomings in the building of leaky homes --
an antediluvian perspective / Peter Watts --
10. Repairing leaky unit titles, Tisch, and appointment of administrators / Rod Thomas --
11. Damage to common property in a unit title --
who suffers the loss? / Rod Thomas --
12. Tax law issues / Craig Elliffe --
13. Buying and selling a leaky home / Don McMorland --
pt. 4. DISPUTE RESOLUTION OPTIONS. --
14. Resolving leaky building claims / John Green --
pt. 5. THE REMEDIAL PROCESS. --
15. The Process of Building Remediation / Steve Alexander --
pt. 6. LEGAL, REGULATORY AND SYSTEMIC FAILURE --
AN ONGOING PROBLEM? --
16. Habitable Housing; lessons learned? / Philippa Howden-Chapman and Christopher Ruthe --
17. Leaky Homes --
Long term solutions / Tim Rainey.
Responsibility: Steve Alexander [and others].

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"The size of the leaky buildings problem is significant. It has been estimated that approximately 42,000 New Zealand homes are currently affected. The Leaky Buildings Crisis -- Understanding the Issues examines the leaky buildings crisis from the perspectives of experts in the areas of law, public health, economics, sociology, property valuation, building surveying, construction and dispute resolution."--Publisher's information.

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