Parker and Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of James Wollerman as partner, effective 10 September 2018. ..
Whether vendors should be liable for innocent misrepresentation and undiscovered weathertightness defects in the sale of existing homes is a controversial question currently eliciting differing responses in the Courts. The question typically arises after a buyer settles a house purchase and then discovers error in the information provided by or on behalf of the vendor, or major weathertightness and/or other defects in the property. In a recent case, Grant v Ridgeway Empire Limited  NZHC 2642, a buyer succeeded in a case against the vendor when post-sale expert investigations revealed extensive weathertightness defects and damage. ..