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Posted Aug 04, 2021 A “modern touch” approach to the prevention principle and liquidated damages
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Growthbuilt Pty Ltd v Modern Touch Marble & Granite Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 290 On 26 March 2021, the Supreme Court of New South Wales gave judgment about a contract dispute between the contractor (Growthbuilt) and a subcontractor (Modern Touch Marble & Granite Pty Ltd) (Modern) arising from delays in relation to four subcontracts. Growthbuilt…

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Posted Jun 28, 2021 Important Changes for the Design and Building Practioners Effective 1 July 2021
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In December 2020, the Government introduced for discussion the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020. This will become effective from 1 July 2021 and applies to Class 2 residential/mixed-use buildings only. We set out below the key features of the Regulation: REGISTRATION Practitioners must be registered. This applies to all principal design practitioners, design practitioners,…

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Posted Jun 10, 2021 BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY CONFINED TO THE AGREED SCOPE OF WORKS
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Written by Anthony Herron & Johnathan Glinatsis  In the recent decision of Oikos Constructions Pty Ltd t/as Lars Fischer Construction v Ostin & Anor [2020] NSWCA 3581 the Court of Appeal considered the question of whether a building contract should be confined to the negotiated scope of works or expanded to include other works by…

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Posted Nov 12, 2020 Recent Building & Construction Law Reform
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Government Response To The Report From The NSW Legislative Council Public Accountability Committee on Regulation Of Building Standards   On 30 October 2020, the New South Wales Government delivered its formal response to the Legislative Council Public Accountability Committee Final Report of 30 April 2020 on the Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building…

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Posted Aug 17, 2020 Certifiers And Building Professionals NSW – Further Developments In The Regulation And Conduct of Certifiers
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On 1 July 2020, the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (the Act) and the Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020 (the Regulation) became law in New South Wales. This follows on from the increased regulation and compliance measures introduced in the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 NSW (DBPA) which came into operation on…

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