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Posted Apr 24, 2018 Proposed Changes to the Developer Bond Scheme
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The NSW Government are proposing changes to Part 11 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (the Act), which relate to the building bond and inspections scheme (the Bond Scheme). We have previously written an article on the Bond Scheme and how the process works, which can be found here. The proposed Strata Schemes […]

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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 Sep 14, 2016 New Complaints Register and Impact on Building Industry
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In late August 2016, the New South Wales Fair Trading published its first Complaint Register based on data from the month of July 2016. The Register The Complaints Register provides information about businesses that are subject to 10 or more complaints to the NSW Fair Trading in a calendar month and it will continue to […]

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Posted Aug 10, 2016 PODCAST: Builders License Applications in the ACT and NSW
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Our latest podcast episode was recorded live in Canberra on 28 July: “Builders License Applications in the ACT and NSW” presented by Kelvin Keane.

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Posted Aug 10, 2016 Tribunal Considers: What is a Structural Defect?

In the matter of Wesfarmers General Insurance v Jameson [2016] NSWCATAP 136 (23 June 2016 (“Wesfarmers”) the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Appeals Panel, recently considered the meaning of a “structural defect” and “structural element” for the purposes of the Home Building Act 1989 (“Act”) and the Home Building Regulation 2004 (“Regulation”).  The definition […]

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