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Posted Sep 29, 2017 Caveatable Interest and Priority Notices
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What is a Caveat? Caveats serve as a very powerful and useful tool to use as a means of protecting a person or entity’s interest in land. However they must be used correctly and only when a Caveatable Interest exists. It acts as a formal and written warning that there is an existing  interest in […]

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Posted Jul 27, 2017 Hello from the other side… of the PPS Bill
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The PPS Bill proposing an amendment to the definition of ‘PPS Lease’ in the Personal Property Securities Act has finally been passed – What does this mean for you? WHAT HAS HAPPENED? On 11 May 2017, the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017 was passed by Federal Government. The reforms extend the minimum […]

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Posted Jun 28, 2017 No liquidated damages does not necessarily mean “no damages”
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When drafting, negotiating or reviewing standard form contracts, some parties (usually the contractor or sub-contractor) often prefer to set the applicable liquidated damages amount at ‘Nil’, ‘zero’ or ‘N/A’, assuming that this will exclude any damages being claimed in the event of late completion of work. Various legal cases in Australia have dealt with the […]

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Posted Apr 26, 2017 News Updates From Around the Country
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New Guide to Standards and Tolerances The new NSW Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2017 (“Guide”) came into effect in March 2017 and replaces the previous Guide issued on 1 July 2013. The Guide was produced by NSW Fair Trading and is available on the NSW Fair Trading website at http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/sites/ftw/Tenants_and_home_owners/Home_building_and_renovating/The_building_process/Guide_to_standards_and_tolerances.page For many in the […]

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Posted Mar 17, 2017 An Australian First – National Standards on BIM
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The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) released the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Knowledge and Skills Framework (“framework”) earlier this month. The APCC and ACIF membership represents a significant section of the building and construction industry and the release of the framework is a result of the whole […]

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