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Posted May 03, 2016 Asbestos Dangers For Homeowners, Home Buyers And Renovators

The Australian Government’s “Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA)” released a report in February 2016 containing the results of a survey on asbestos awareness among residential home buyers and renovators. The ASEA report raised a number of issues as to the ongoing awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the potential for an increase in…

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Posted Mar 22, 2016 Design Liabilities

Who is a Designer? A designer for the purposes of construction is usually thought to be the person preparing and providing the plans or digital models of the structure of a building, or building component, which are relied on to construct the structure. This is commonly thought to be the architect or engineer. There is…

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Posted Mar 01, 2016 SUBMISSION ON THE SECURITY OF PAYMENT ACT REVIEW

A.  INTRODUCTION This submission is made by Kreisson. Kreisson has been providing legal services to builders, owners and other participants in the construction and building industry for over 10 years. Kreisson’s lawyers have a considerable number of years of experience providing legal services to the construction industry and some either hold building industry qualifications or…

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Posted Feb 15, 2016 SUBMISSION ON THE REFORM OF THE HOME BUILDING COMPENSATION FUND

A. INTRODUCTION This submission is made by Kreisson. Kreisson has been providing legal services to builders, owners and other participants in the residential building industry for over 10 years. Kreisson’s lawyers have a considerable number of years’ experience providing legal services to the building industry and in addition some of Kreisson’s lawyers either hold building…

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Posted Feb 01, 2016 Major Reforms proposed to HBCF and SOPA

The NSW Government (Government) announced late in 2015 that they would be conducting reviews into: a)Reform of the Home Building Compensation Fund; and b)Reform of the Security of Payment legislation. Discussion papers have been issued by Fair Trading to canvas several reform options and to seek input from industry participants on any proposed reform. The…

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