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Construction Retentions Regime: One Year On


One year following the introduction of the construction retentions regime, many large developers and head contractors report they have successfully transitioned their practices to comply with the regime’s requirements. However, there is a feeling that some smaller to mid-sized head contractors and developers may not fully understand what the regime requires of them. This article provides a brief background to the retentions regime and summarises the two options that are available for holding retention money.

Background to the Retentions Regime

Retentions are commonly included in...

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Peter Crombie



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Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago

Cameron Russell

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Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago


Tyler Buckley

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Master of Laws (Hons) University of Auckland

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Waikato/University of Copenhagen 

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics), University of Waikato


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