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Building Defects and Strata

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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Posted Feb 22, 2017 When Developers and Strata Managers Don’t Mix
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NEW STRATA REFORM The new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (the Act) which came into force on 30 November 2016 creates circumstances under which a strata manager is not entitled to be appointed as the strata managing agent of a scheme until after the end of the period of 10 years commencing on the date […]

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Posted Nov 22, 2016 Private Home Warranty Insurer Announces Entry into the Market
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Hot on the heels of the New South Wales Government announcement on 3 November 2016 that the home warranty insurance scheme in New South Wales will be reformed, a private insurer has announced it will return to the market to offer a home warranty insurance product to builders. At present the NSW government insurer, iCare, […]

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