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2015 Reforms to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)

2015 Reforms to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)

INTRODUCTION Major changes to the home building legislation commenced on 15 January 2015. Those changes will affect most players in the residential building sector such as builders, subcontractors, tradespeople, owners, owners corporations, property investors,...

Delay Claims, Time Bars and The Prevention Principle

Delay Claims, Time Bars and The Prevention Principle

INTRODUCTION The 'prevention principle' is an established principle under English law whereby a party may not enforce a contract term against the other party where it has prevented the other party from performing that obligation. The prevention principle is closely...