Recent Cases

Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No 90018 [2023] NSWCA 66 (17 April 2023) (Ward P, Leeming JA and Simpson AJA)


BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION – residential building work – statutory warranties under Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) – claims by owners corporation against builder and developer – whether claims statutory or contractual – whether single cause of action for breach of contract – whether amendments to introduce new defects more than six years after completion of building work should be permitted – consideration of Onerati v Phillips Constructions Pty Ltd (in liq) (1989) 16 NSWLR 730 holding that builder had res judicata defence when owners sought to raise further defects – consideration of amendments overturning result in Onerati – legislative amendments did not alter nature of claim for breach of contract – appeal from decision permitting owners corporation’s amendments dismissed