The size of the leaky buildings problem is significant. It has been estimated that approximately 42,000 New Zealand homes are currently affected. The Leaky Buildings Crisis - Understanding the Issues examines the leaky buildings crisis from the perspectives of experts in the areas of law, public health, economics, sociology, property valuation, building surveying, construction and dispute resolution. The book is intended to be a resource that will provide people from all walks of life with the opportunity to read expert commentary on one of the most significant problems currently facing New Zealand. It is also essential reading for those who wish to come to an understanding (or to deepen their understanding) of the causes, effects, and possible solutions to this crisis. The book will be an invaluable source of information for lawyers, judges, dispute resolution professionals, engineers, architects, builders, regulators, policy analysts, policy-makers in central and local government, academics, students, and owners of leaky buildings.