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On 11 June 2020 a retrospective duty of care commenced under the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 giving all owners who became aware of building defect losses in the 10 years before 11 June 2020 a right to sue in negligence against:
This retrospective duty of care is currently limited to residential buildings including cladding, but there are relevant other time limits. e.g. limits under the planning laws which need to be considered. If the loss became apparent after 11 June 2020, the duty of care period reverts to the usual 6 years from awareness of the loss, but again other limitations need to be considered.
Bannermans Lawyers understands the frustrations and concerns when owners discover building
With our team of knowledgeable experts, we help all types of properties, from multi storey unit blocks to free standing homes.
Our goal is always to resolve your defects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Bannermans providing advice and determining who is responsible for the defect and the statutory warranty period.
Bannermans attempting to settle and resolve the defects claim prior to litigation.
As a last resort Bannermans to commence litigation to resolve defects.
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