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Posted Oct 07, 2021 DECENNIAL LIABILITY INSURANCE; BLOCKCHAIN AND INDUSTRY RATINGS – PROPOSED REFORMS TO ADDRESS BUIDING DEFECTS
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INTRODUCTION As part of a series of reforms to the residential building sector; the NSW Government is considering the introduction of a Decennial Liability Insurance defects scheme to protect apartment owners ten years after the completion of buildings. This is in addition to other data-based initiatives by the NSW government utilising blockchain and industry ratings…

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Posted Jul 21, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: RELEASE OF NSW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR “CLOSURE OF CONSTRUCTION SITES” ON 20 JULY 2021
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By David Glinatsis and Matthew Singh On Tuesday afternoon 20 July 2021, the NSW Government released Guidelines to support NSW Government Agencies with resolving the impacts of the “Closure of Construction Sites” on NSW Government projects from 19 July 2021 to 30 July 2021 under the current Public Health Order (Guidelines).¹ The Guidelines can be…

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Posted Mar 01, 2021 New Sopa Changes for Residential Builders Commenced 1 March 2021
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Written by David Glinatsis and Johnathan Glinatsis    I. OVERVIEW  From 1 March 2021, Schedule 2 of the NSW Building and Construction Security of Payment Regulation 2020 will apply. This means that residential home builders in NSW will have access to the payment claim process under the NSW Security of Payment Act 1999 (SOPA) (the…

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Posted Jul 13, 2020 Security Of Payment Act: Court of Appeal Decision Settles Law Regarding Supporting Statements
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Casenote: TFM Epping Land Pty Ltd v Decon Australia Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 93 On 14 May 2020 the Court of Appeal delivered its decision in the matter of TFM Epping Land Pty Ltd v Decon Australia Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 93 in respect of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999…

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Posted Apr 15, 2020 The New COVID-19 Emergency Measures Legislation in NSW
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The Federal and State Governments around Australia are waging a war on two fronts, having passed legislation designed to protect both our population and economy. In line with heath advice the NSW Government has passed the COVID-19 LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (EMERGENCY MEASURES) ACT 2020 which commenced on 25 March 2020 According to the Second Reading Speech; the…

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