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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 Oct 09, 2020 Know Your Limits – An Insight Into Limitation Periods And What They Mean For Your Contracts
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THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS Parliament makes laws by passing statutes. The Courts apply those laws to resolve claims. A statute law establishes the deadlines within which claims can be pursued in the Courts. For example, litigation to enforce contracts must be started within 6 years after a default. The legislation is designed to protect defendants…

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Posted Aug 28, 2020 “Game Changer” For Developers: The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)
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INTRODUCTION TO THE RABA On Tuesday 1 September 2020, the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RABA) will commence. The RABA is the latest in a raft of amendments to legislation governing construction law designed to provide greater regulation to the residential construction sector. The amendments appear to have been introduced…

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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. The 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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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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