Monthly Archives: November 2013

Extended Warranties and the Consumer Guarantees Act: Are you throwing your money away?

You are buying a shiny new top-of-the-range television with a two year warranty. The salesperson asks if you would like an extended five year warranty for only $249.95 extra. Sounds sensible, right? WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY LAW Many consumers do not realise the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (‘the Act’) already provides most of the  extra protection

By | November 15th, 2013|

DIY and the Law

Many New Zealanders are capable of conducting DIY (do-it-yourself) repairs, maintenance and redecorating to their homes. However, it is important to be aware of the restrictions, standards and possible penalties imposed by law. Under the Building Act 2004 (‘the Act’), all building works (whether construction, alteration, demolition or maintenance of new and existing buildings) must

By | November 1st, 2013|