How to plead damages for “latent” building defects discovered years later?

Tyrrell & Anor v McNab Constructions Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] QCA 52

What limits apply to homeowners being able to recover for “latent defects” in building works constructed many years previously?

Consider the case of Mark Robert and Kellie Tyrrell who bought a home from Lisa McNab in 2002, a property which McNab itself had owned since 1997. McNab Constructions had built the house on the land for Lisa in 1998-99.

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Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law.


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