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The changing face of DIY

By Karen Shaw 1 February 2011, Build 122

We have no doubt all heard about or seen problems from poorly planned or undertaken DIY renovations. Often DIYers don’t know the legal requirements or the implications of not following these, so what are they risking and what changes are afoot?

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Insolvency and voidable transactions

By Karen Shaw 1 June 2011, Build 124

The High Court recently ruled that building contracts are not running account cases under the voidable transaction provisions in the Companies Act 1993. As a result, an electrical subcontractor had to repay a significant portion of what they had been paid to a company’s liquidators.

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Stop the clock

By Karen Shaw 1 April 2017, Build 159

A claimant is free to proceed following a ruling that applying for an assessor’s report under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Act 2002 stops the clock for court proceedings.

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