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Unhappy with the strata scheme building report and secretary’s decision?

2018-09-10T10:18:30+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Construction disputes, Construction Law, Strata Defects|

How to review a decision under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.   A decision to review a decision under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (the Act) may have significant implications to parties involved in the strata scheme. For more information on the scheme, view our article here. A decision under the Act

Design defects in buildings – builder and developer liability

2018-09-10T10:19:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Construction disputes, Dispute Resolution, Strata Defects|

But I built to the plans and specifications! Design defects in buildings.  Developers and builders are now potentially liable for design defects in buildings, that’s the key takeaway from the recent NSW Court of Appeal decision The Owners – Strata Plan No 66375 v King [2018] NSWCA 170. A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision

Strata building defects? How to gain access if denied

2018-09-10T10:19:20+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Home Building, Strata Defects|

Strata building defects can quickly sour the relationship between owners and builders.  This creates an issue where the builder is attempting to access the building to attend to the rectification of strata building defects that are found in an inspection report. Below we outline how the strata building bond and inspection scheme (the Scheme) under

Developers defect bonds for strata buildings?

2018-09-10T10:19:32+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Home Building, Strata Defects, Uncategorized|

NSW Government to increase penalties for developers failing to comply with the developer defect bond obligations Developer defect bonds have only been required for 7 months, however, already changes to the law and strengthening their penalties is being discussed. The NSW Government introduced the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Building Defect Schemes) Bill 2018 (NSW) on

Superannuation – a snapshot of employer obligations

2018-07-10T16:56:27+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory|

What is superannuation? Superannuation is the money that is set aside over your employee’s lifetime to provide for their retirement. Under the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) the employer has obligations to provide a portion of the employee’s salary or wages into a superannuation fund. This is called a superannuation guarantee contribution or concessional

NSW Government releases 10 point plan for construction sector

2018-07-27T16:02:53+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Home Building|

The NSW Government’s Construction Leadership Group (CLG) has released a construction-focused action plan, including its 10 point commitment to the construction sector.  The plan aims to assist the industry in meeting future demand, reduce costs and down-time through greater efficiency in Government procurement processes and foster collaboration between the public and private sectors. In this

New window safety requirements for owners corporations

2018-07-12T16:31:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory|

Owners corporations now face a new window safety regime as a result of the introduction of the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016, which seeks to increase child protection measures in relation to common property windows in strata property building complexes. Since 13 March 2018, owners corporations (more commonly known as body corporate) have been required

Safeguarding Australia’s assets: The Security of Critical Infrastructure Act

2018-07-31T13:47:34+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, News|

The Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 brings with it a new regime of reporting obligations and ministerial powers, aimed at safeguarding Australia’s most relied upon infrastructure assets from the threat of sabotage, espionage and coercion posed by foreign involvement and ownership. The Act received assent in April this year. The two major developments of

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