The Loft Apartments
Parker & Associates acted on behalf of 29 owners of The Loft Apartments in a $13 million leaky-building claim in central Wellington settled out of court in 2014. Herwig Raubal is body corporate chair of The Loft Apartments:
"Parker & Associates was recommended to us by our lawyers as specialists in leaky building cases. Dan and his team got our case to the High Court in a short time frame and knew exactly what needed to be done to right the situation for the 29 apartment owners. There was an understanding of how we felt as individuals and as a group. He helped the owners realise what we were up against, engaged with us to hear our views and negotiated a great outcome. The owners were very happy."
Stadium Gardens Apartments
Parker & Associates achieved a confidential settlement for owners of 87 residential units in the Stadium Gardens Apartments two days before a 10 week hearing was scheduled. The complex at Stadium Gardens was completely repaired with Prendos as remediation consultants and Naylor Love as the building contractor in 2013. John Weiss was body corporate chair for the group of 81 owners and says:
"The quality of work was excellent and the outcome was the best possible – the building is now repaired, better
than new, and its value is returning. Dan and his team were extremely effective, supportive and honest, and guided us through the process during what was a very stressful time."
Parker & Associates acted for the body corporate and owners of four units at 14C Glenmore Street, Thorndon in their successful claim against Wellington City Council. Judgment was obtained in February 2014 after a three week hearing
in November 2013 for $2.5m including costs. Kristina Ryan was one of the four Glenmore Street apartment owners:
"The highlight for us was that Parker & Associates achieved outstanding results. The case went to court which was
a difficult decision to make, but it turned out to be well worth it. The High Court awarded $1.9 million compensation for lost value on the four townhouses, plus expert witness costs and gave us a good uplift in legal costs. This was considerably more that we could have expected if we had not gone down that track. Dan and his team were very thorough and meticulous in putting together the case, relying on solid evidence and a wide group of experts.
We got the best outcome possible and were able to move on."
Luxford Villas is a 40 unit complex. Initially the repair work was estimated to be around $12,000 and a matter was heard
by the Disputes Tribunal. However after a detailed scope of repair was completed the final figure for the cost of repair was
$4 million. The claim was against the main contractor and third parties. After two mediations and approximately three weeks before hearing a $5 million settlement was achieved for the clients.
First Windows and Doors
Parker & Associates acted for a window supplier, First Windows and Doors, in their successful defence of a high profile leaky building claim against them and others in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal and upon appeal to the High Court. The client obtained one of the highest award of costs that has been awarded in the Weathertight Homes jurisdiction, where cost awards are rare.