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Free Legal Info for Leaky Home Owners

Free Legal Info for Leaky Home Owners

Leaky home owners around New Zealand will be rushing to their computers as launches a new service offering free legal information online.

Teaming up with top leaky homes litigator, Paul Cogswell (LLB) of cogswell+jaduram, has published several articles on legal issues relating to leaky homes, which will provide concerned leaky home owners with a perspective on topics such as "Do I go to court or the WHRS?".

Leaky home owners are also invited to submit specific questions on leaky home litigation, the answers to which will be published online by Paul. Recent users of this service have asked questions such as "Do I need a building expert to assist me with my WHRS claim?" is a website offering home owners an extensive array of free information on renovating, building, leaky homes, property and DIY.

Under the Leaky Homes Channel of, home owners can access information on topics including "The Problem explained", "Prevention", "Diagnosis", "What To Do", "Solutions" and "Coping With Stress". They also have the opportunity to publish a "Reader Rant" to share their own leaky home story with other readers, and can be directed to the Weathertight Homes Resolutions Service (WHRS) or Leaky Homes Action Group. also collates a variety of links to recent articles published online in relation to Leaky Homes, and recently acted as the driving force behind the launch of DryBuild Holdings' new infrared investigative technology to the leaky building industry.

Angie Judge, Marketing Manager of, says "Leaky home owners are in an unfortunate position. Historically, there has been little or no information available to this group, outside of what is published in the media. aims to provide these people with a "one-stop shop" to answer all their questions, legal or otherwise, and to provide support and networking opportunities to ease the burden of owning a leaky home".

"For those concerned about legal issues relating to leaky homes, we hope to provide sound information on hot topics and frequently asked questions in plain English, to make it easy for everyone to understand. Combined with Paul's fantastic service offering tailored legal information in response to reader's questions, the Leaky Homes Channel will be worth its weight in gold."

Paul Cogswell specialises in civil litigation and dispute resolution. He has experience in all forums, including mediations, Court proceedings, arbitrations and tribunal work. Paul has particular experience in building and construction law, including leaky building litigation.


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