It is important for municipalities to manage their E&O exposures
For municipalities, one area of concern when it comes to E&O exposures is the work performed by building officials. In this claim case example, the plaintiffs contracted out the building of theirnew home. The contractor then sub-contracted the designand installation of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning(HVAC) to other parties. According to the Statement of Claim, the plaintiffs believed that this HVAC would be adequate for their home. The municipal building official did conduct inspections of the home including the HVAC system. After moving in, the plaintiffs encountered problems with heat regulation. They claimed that the municipality had negligently inspected the home and failed to detect the defects which would have been in accordance with the building code. The plaintiffs suffered financial losses to replace the boilers and pumps and remedy the deficiencies in the HVAC system. This claim is ongoing.