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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 Jun 25, 2020 Biowood: When A Building Product Is Found Wanting
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AUTHOR: ANTHONY HERRON Remedies for Construction INTRODUCTION The decision of The Owners Strata Plan No 92888 v Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd & Frasers Putney Pty Ltd (2019) 15 November 2019 raises important issues for construction and fire safety compliance. We set out our comments about this decision and its consequences. THE CLAIM Biowood* cladding…

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Posted Jan 30, 2018 Developer Bonds—A Quick and Easy Fix for Defects?
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On 1 January 2018, changes to the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (the SSMA) commenced which now require for developers to lodge a building bond with NSW Fair Trading on behalf of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (the Building Bond Secretary) to the value of 2 percent of the contract value…

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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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