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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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Posted Nov 22, 2017 Service by Aconex and the Security of Payment Act
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Case Note: Watpac Constructions (NSW) Pty Limited v Charter Hall Funds Management Limited [2017] NSWSC 865 In the recent decision of Watpac Constructions (NSW) Pty Limited v Charter Hall Funds Management Limited [2017] NSWSC 865 (Watpac Case), the Supreme Court of New South Wales considered (amongst other things), the issue of service of a payment […]

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Posted Nov 20, 2017 Reference date, preconditions, supporting statements and service by a “good Samaritan” all in one SOPA case
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Case note: Castle Constructions Pty Ltd v Ghossayn Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1317 There have been a number of decisions of the NSW Supreme Court which have dealt with the consequences of a head contractor serving a Payment Claim that is not accompanied by a supporting statement under section 13(7) and s13(9) of the […]

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