Posted Sep 10, 2014 Recent Home Building Act Amendments

On 5 June 2014 the Home Building Amendment Bill 2014 was passed by NSW parliament. Changes to the Act have been introduced to reduce unnecessary red tape for the industry as well as to ensure appropriate protection for consumers. There are over 50 reforms included in the Home Building Amendment Bill 2004. The amendments include…

Posted Apr 03, 2014 Security of Payment Update

The Government has announced that the changes to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 will commence on 21 April 2014. Changes being implemented The changes being implemented on 21 April 2014 will include: The introduction of a maximum payment term for progress payments; The requirement that payment claims made by a…

Posted Feb 05, 2014 Defects must be dealt with

Defects must be dealt with Defects are expected in all new buildings with recent evidence indicating that there is a high rate of defects in new strata buildings in NSW. For this reason, it is important that Strata Managers know how to deal with defects as they arise. According to a study undertaken by the…