Stevenson v Ashton

From the Civil and Administrative Tribunal New South Wales:

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION – Home Building – successor in title seeking compensation for allegedly defective work from owner-builder – when work was complete – defective work – whether major defect – whether defect in a major element – what constitutes waterproofing – cost of rectification – whether work order should be made in respect of defective work carried out pursuant to owner-builder permit.

Michelle McMahon represented the Respondent.

Reasons for Decision can be found here.


Owners Corporation SP 78422 v Ware Building Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 1384

BUILDING DISPUTE – dispute between owners corporation and builder – where defendant builder seeks to commence separate proceedings against the developer to rectify the contract pursuant to which the building was constructed – related application to amend list response in present proceedings to incorporate that defence – where it has been open to the defendant to agitate the question of rectification for three years – where substantial effort and expense has gone into the preparation of the case as currently pleaded – where a variation argument is in any event already provided for – consequence that it is not in the interests of justice to allow defendant the leave it seeks