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Building Defects and Strata

Posted Feb 26, 2018 Draft Regulation for Identifying Combustible Cladding in NSW
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As part of the NSW Government response initiative to the Lacrosse Fire in Melbourne in 2014 and Grenfell Fire in the UK in 2017, the Department of Planning and Environment has released a draft Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2017 for public consultation. The draft regulation proposes that […]

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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 Sep 29, 2017 Release of interim Senate Report into non conforming cladding
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On 6 September 2017 the Senate Economics References Committee released its long awaited interim report following an extended inquiry on Non Conforming Building Products -aluminium composite cladding. The inquiry was initially established in June 2015 as a review of the impact of non conforming building products on the Australian building and construction industry. As part […]

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Posted Sep 29, 2017 Prevention, Good Faith and an Extension of Time
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Case Note Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v DDI Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 151 In the June 2017 decision of Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v DDI Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 15, the Court of Appeal dealt with a challenge to a determination by an Adjudicator who had rejected a claim for liquidated […]

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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Defects Bond to commence on 1 January 2018

The long awaited commencement of the new Strata Building Bond  Scheme which was to start on 1 July 2017 will now commence on 1 January 2018. The Scheme will only apply to contracts signed (or where there is no contract and building work commences) from 1 January 2018. According to NSW Fair Trading the commencement […]

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