Update on new NSW Home Building Amendment Act

The NSW Department of Fair Trading announced that the NSW Home Building Amendment Act and Regulations will commence in two stages. Most changes commence on 15 January 2015. Further amendments concerning contract requirements will commence on 1 March 2015. For details on which changes are implemented, and when these will be implemented, please hit this link from the DFT.  

Four weeks left to make building defects claims

You may be aware of the imminent changes to NSW Strata Legislation. As of 1 December 2014 the new strata laws will come into effect. Especially owners in buildings between 2 and 6 years old with building defect issues are recommended to speak to a strata lawyer quickly. The new laws will apply retrospectively, and will…

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NSW Strata Reform Position Paper Released

You may be aware that the NSW Government is proposing sweeping changes to the existing Strata Laws. The State Government has now released a so-called position-paper in which they outline their proposed changes. This law reform is aimed at protecting residents and at the same time simplify certain processes. This becomes increasingly important in NSW…

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