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New State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment Bill

New State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment Bill

Overview of the bill On 23 March 2022, The State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2022 (NSW) (Bill) was introduced into the NSW Legislative Assembly. The Bill proposes to make ‘miscellaneous amendments’ to legislation relating to State...

Adjudication Determination quashed in Supreme Court

Adjudication Determination quashed in Supreme Court

Introduction Given the tension being experienced by players in the construction industry due to chain delays and increased cost of materials, contractors are increasing their reliance on statutory rights to payment under the security of payment legislation (SOPA)....

RAB Act Wrap Up – One Year On

RAB Act Wrap Up – One Year On

Executive Summary It has been one year since the Residential Apartment Building (Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2020 (‘RAB Act’) came into effect, giving the NSW Building Commissioner sweeping powers to enter construction sites and issue orders for the rectification...

How to secure the return of your final retention

How to secure the return of your final retention

Introduction Almost every construction contract will contain a retention clause to ensure that a contractor or subcontractor (as the case may be) properly completes their works by the date for practical completion, including by returning to site to rectify any defects...

COVID-19 Moratorium for Retail and Commercial Leases

COVID-19 Moratorium for Retail and Commercial Leases

Executive Summary The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (No 3) (Regulation 3) expired on 28 March 2021, impacting protection offered to tenants of retail and commercial leases throughout COVID-19. This regulation protected tenants of...