Australian Senate provides update on aluminium composite cladding use

Following concerns with the use of aluminium composite cladding in Australia, on 5 September the Senate Economics References Committee released its interim report on aluminium composite cladding as part of the broader non-conforming building product inquiry. The report is substantive (100 pages) and the recommendations made are summarized as follows: The Commonwealth Government urgently implement a…

Buyers beware when relying on LIM reports

A recent High Court decision highlights how misconceptions over LIM reports can have costly consequences for purchasers. In Henry v Auckland Council [2014] NZHC 435, purchasers of a property in Bucklands Beach relied on the Council’s LIM report to assure them of the safety of the land. This resulted in them losing their new home.