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Combustible Cladding. What you need to know

Combustible Cladding. What you need to know

BlogWhat do Owners Corporations need to know? As a consequence of the Grenfell fire in London, the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne and the recent Neo 200 Complex fire in Melbourne, the New South Wales State Government has implemented reforms to the Environmental Planning...

Building Defects in High Rise Strata Schemes

Building Defects in High Rise Strata Schemes

BlogWhat can an Owners Corporation do? Following the events of Opal Towers, and Mascot Towers some say that New South Wales is currently in a strata building crisis. The stakes are high, not just financially, but also the risk of safety and well being of residents....

Building Products (Safety) Act

Building Products (Safety) Act

Introduction The Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 (NSW) (‘the Act’) was passed by the NSW Parliament and assented to on 30 November 2017 by the Governor. The Act comes after the tragic events of the Lacrosse fire in Victoria and the Grenfell Tower fire in London...

High Court Ruling on Reference Dates

High Court Ruling on Reference Dates

Reference dates are the dates on which a payment claim can be made. Such dates are usually stipulated under contract and if not, can be calculated by reference to section 8(2) Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (‘the Act’). The High...

Changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

Changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

Starting from 1 July 2018, there will be a prohibition on the enforcement of ipso facto clauses in certain contracts due to amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Corporations Act’). Ipso Facto Clauses Ipso facto clauses are clauses which allow parties to...

Combustible Cladding. What you need to know

Combustible Cladding. What you need to know

BlogWhat do Owners Corporations need to know? As a consequence of the Grenfell fire in London, the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne and the recent Neo 200 Complex fire in Melbourne, the New South Wales State Government has implemented reforms to the Environmental Planning...

Building Defects in High Rise Strata Schemes

Building Defects in High Rise Strata Schemes

BlogWhat can an Owners Corporation do? Following the events of Opal Towers, and Mascot Towers some say that New South Wales is currently in a strata building crisis. The stakes are high, not just financially, but also the risk of safety and well being of residents....

Building Products (Safety) Act

Building Products (Safety) Act

Introduction The Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 (NSW) (‘the Act’) was passed by the NSW Parliament and assented to on 30 November 2017 by the Governor. The Act comes after the tragic events of the Lacrosse fire in Victoria and the Grenfell Tower fire in London...

High Court Ruling on Reference Dates

High Court Ruling on Reference Dates

Reference dates are the dates on which a payment claim can be made. Such dates are usually stipulated under contract and if not, can be calculated by reference to section 8(2) Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (‘the Act’). The High...

Changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

Changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

Starting from 1 July 2018, there will be a prohibition on the enforcement of ipso facto clauses in certain contracts due to amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Corporations Act’). Ipso Facto Clauses Ipso facto clauses are clauses which allow parties to...

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