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Posted Jan 30, 2018 Developer Bonds—A Quick and Easy Fix for Defects?
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On 1 January 2018, changes to the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (the SSMA) commenced which now require for developers to lodge a building bond with NSW Fair Trading on behalf of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (the Building Bond Secretary) to the value of 2 percent of the contract value […]

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Posted Jan 29, 2018 “Legally Unreasonable”: Perhaps New Ground to Challenge Adjudication Determinations?
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Case Note: Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd v Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd In this recent decision on whether or not to grant an interlocutory injunction, the Supreme Court considered what might constitute a “jurisdictional error” for the purposes of challenging an Adjudication Determination. Background and Relevant Facts Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd (“Southern Cross”) […]

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Posted Jan 29, 2018 New law banning unsafe building products in NSW started on 18 December 2017
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New far reaching laws for the construction, property and insurance industry have been introduced by the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 (“the Act”) which commenced in NSW on 18 December 2017. The Act forms part of the NSW Government’s 10 point plan for fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017 which resulted […]

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Posted Jan 29, 2018 NSW Government Discussion Papers: Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property
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Towards the end of 2017, the Minister for Finance, Service and Property, Victor Dominello, released two (2) Discussion papers for comment in relation to: Removing barriers to electronic land contracts, and Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property. Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property This paper seeks to gain feedback on proposed reforms to off-the-plan contracts for the […]

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Posted Jan 29, 2018 NSW Government Discussion Papers: Removing Barriers to Electronic Land Contracts
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Towards the end of 2017, the Minister for Finance, Service and Property, Victor Dominello, released two (2) Discussion papers for comment in relation to: Removing barriers to electronic land contracts, and Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property. Removing Barriers to Electronic Land Contracts In this paper, Minister Dominello commented on the three (3) stages to property […]

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