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Posted Nov 02, 2015 Impending Changes to Strata Legal Services Obligations

A new Bill for the management of Strata Schemes has been passed in the New South Wales parliament and will come into force in July 2016. The Bill contains revisions of the Strata Schemes Management Act (1996) (Act), including section 80D which provides guidelines for the engagement of legal services. Section 80D Section 80D provides […]

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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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