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Govett Quilliam
1 Dawson Street
Private Bag 2013
DX NP90056
New Plymouth Central
New Plymouth 4342  

Phone (06) 768-3700
Fax (06) 768-3701

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Construction

The building process can be fraught with difficulties and red tape. We are experienced in all aspects of the construction process, whether it be your family home or a large scale residential or commercial development.

The building process can be fraught with difficulties and red tape. We are experienced in all aspects of the construction process, whether it be your family home or a large scale residential or commercial development.

We have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Building Act 2004 and associated regulations.

In this context we have provided advice and opinions on the many issues which arise in the course of considering and granting building consent applications including statutory interpretation, compliance issues, notices to fix and changes of use. We have also successfully prosecuted offences under the Act.

We have also assisted a number of our clients with construction contracts and have been involved in a number of adjudications and civil procedures pursuant to the Construction Contracts Act 2002.

If you are building a house or buying a section with the aim to build, ensure you avoid the practical problems that real experience shows up. Firm members Ross Fanthorpe, Paul Anderson and Margaret Steiner-Joyce also have recent practical experience having carried out their own building projects.

Our construction law services include:
  • Assisting clients to apply for building consents;
  • Advice regarding interpretation of the Building Act 2004 and Building Code;
  • Advice regarding the Construction Contracts Act 2002;
  • Advice regarding payment claims and payment schedules;
  • Advice regarding implied warranties;
  • Adjudications;
  • Civil procedures in relation to disputes;
  • Prosecutions.

If you would like to discuss any issues concerning a construction project, please contact one of our building and construction specialists below.

Testimonials of our legal experts:

Testimonial for Will Downey

“The advice and guidance provided by Will was invaluable. Changes to regulations and laws governing the Building Industry meant I wasn’t sure whether our build contracts complied with current standards. 

Govett Quilliam’s expertise in Construction Law meant they were quickly able to combine legal knowledge with an understanding of our business practicalities to tailor a build contract which both protected our interests and reflected our company’s core values.

Will and the team at Govett Quilliam offered friendly, professional and responsive advice. They provided clear timeframes for achieving the works and kept me informed of progress every step of the way, delivering certainty across the board.

GQ were a pleasure to deal with and I would not hesitate to recommend Will Downey or the team at Govett Quilliam in their areas of expertise.”

Justin Lovegrove – Director Lovegrove Builders Limited

 

 

 
 

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