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Posted Nov 02, 2015 Security for Home Warranty Insurance

What is Home warranty insurance? To contract for residential building work over $20,000.00 in NSW, builders are legally required to provide the owner with a certificate of insurance covering the owner for completion or rectification of the building work should the builder die, disappear or become insolvent. This insurance has been commonly known as Home […]

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Posted Oct 30, 2015 Applying for an individual builders license

Applying for a builders licence with NSW Fair Trading can be a confusing and complex process. The information contained in this article may assist you to understand the licence application process and the information required by Fair Trading for a successful outcome. Forms and Information Builders licence applications are lodged with NSW Fair Trading. Fair […]

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Posted Oct 30, 2015 Leasing pitfalls

Entering into a Lease is a long term financial commitment. You need to consider all the rights and obligations it imposes on you for the entire duration of the Lease. Some Leases are straight forward, but most are drafted to protect and favour the Lessor’s interests. You need to ensure your interests are protected and […]

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Posted Oct 30, 2015 Impact of rezoning

As our population grows, our governments need to accommodate for more housing and infrastructure. To maintain and modernise our cities, this means rezoning areas close to the cities and existing infrastructure as well as releasing large areas of land for development.  1.  What is rezoning? Zoning is dividing areas of land into categories. These categories […]

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Posted Oct 30, 2015 UPDATE: Agents Underquoting Act

The recent boom of the Sydney Property market has caused the State Government to take action. The penalty for a Real Estate Agent to underquote a property is a fine of up to $22,000.00, however in the past thirteen years, not one case of underquoting lead to a conviction. On 22 October the Bill for […]

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