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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Home Building Compensation Reform is Coming
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What has happened? The Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017 was given assent on 27 June 2017 to become Act No. 28 of 2017. The Act will commence on a date to be proclaimed by Parliament. Once commenced, the Act will amend various sections of the Home Building Act 1989, specifically in relation to […]

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Posted May 30, 2017 Sweeping new changes proposed to reform current government home warranty insurance monopoly scheme in NSW.
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HOME BUILDING AMENDMENT (COMPENSATION REFORM) BILL 2017 The Home Building Amendment (Compensation) Reform Bill 2017 was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the Hon. Victor Dominello, the Minster for Finance, Services and Property, on 24 May 2017. The bill is part of  a wider overhaul and reform announced by the Government in November 2016. Why […]

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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 Private Home Warranty Insurance Provider Named
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In November 2016 we announced that a private insurer was intending to enter the home warranty insurance market once the proposed changes to the home warranty insurance provisions of the Home Building Act were introduced around mid-2017. The new home warranty insurer has launched its product under the banner ‘SecureBuild’ and Steve Griffin has been […]

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Posted Dec 07, 2016 Coming up next year…
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Next year is a big year for changes in legislative regulation in the building and construction industry. Upcoming changes will affect: Security of Payment Legislation; Home Warranty Insurance Legislation; Certification; The Certifiers Role; Medium Density Planning and Development; and Bonds and inspections in new strata scheme buildings. All the changes have potential to significantly affect […]

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