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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure Q1 2021 Round Up

13 April 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The latest economic figures released for the NSW residential sector* have revealed a mixed picture – not quite the best of times and yet, not the worst of times either.

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Nexus Private Client Services team appointed STEP TEP membership

29 March 2021 | Estate Planning |

Nexus is proud to congratulate Group Principal Clarence Leung and lawyer Zabina Naem on their TEP membership appointments to STEP.

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Webinar: Understanding the NSW Securities of Payments Act (SOP Act)

22 March 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

With recent amendments to the Act, it is crucial for builders and suppliers to understand these changes and how to best use the Act to benefit their cashflow. Through our SOP webinar is a great introduction for those seeking to better understand the Act and how they can use it to support their business.

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Nexus to judge Proptech Awards 2021

17 March 2021 | Nexus News |

Nexus Managing Director Marcus McCarthy announced as a panel judge for the Proptech Awards 2021. “Australia’s residential and commercial property sectors are seeding impressive levels of digital innovation. This new frontier being driven by increasing client demand more automated business platforms that deliver an improved customer experience,” said Marcus.

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Construction Update: Builders License Applications – Can overseas experience count?

16 March 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Recent decisions in the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) have confirmed overseas experience can be taken into account when considering whether an applicant for a general building license in NSW has enough acceptable experience. Based on two recent cases with NSW Fair Trading, there is now strong legal support for an argument that overseas & other experience should be accepted where it is adequately verified.

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Construction Update: Know the differences between your State Security of Payment Regimes

09 March 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus' Construction & Infrastructure team provides a review of the key industry legislative changes which took place in 2020.

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Strata Management Update: Understanding the NSW 2% Defect Bond Scheme – How & when does it apply?

04 March 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW Defect Bond Scheme helps resolve building defect issues for owners in strata by securing 2% of the contract price for rectifying defective building works.

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Strata Management Update: Blanket bans prohibiting pets in strata rules are now invalid

26 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

If you are an owner of property in a strata scheme, a recent court decision may make it easier to keep a pet at your property. 

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Construction Update: Bring the Noise – NSW EPA Seeks Feedback On Draft Construction Noise Guideline

17 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW EPA is seeking feedback with a view to ensuring that its draft Construction Noise Guideline addresses four key criteria.

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Nexus discusses Electronic Contracts in Property Law with Television Education Network (TEN)

15 February 2021 | Nexus News |

Nexus Group Principal and legal technologist Jeremy Duffy presents Electronic Contracts in Property Matters webinar for legal education provider Television Education News. “With clients and practitioners searching for more efficient ways to execute contracts and conduct transactions generally, electronic contracts are here to stay,” said Jeremy.

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Consumer Law Update: The definition of ‘Consumer’ is changing

10 February 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Effective 1 July 2021, businesses in Australia need to be aware of the newly expanded definition of 'consumer' under Australia Consumer Law ('ACL'), which will allow more customers to rely on Consumer Guarantees.

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Combustible Cladding Update: Victoria Prohibits Use of ACP Containing Greater Than 7% Polyethylene

05 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

NSW Government launches Project Remediate, a program focused on providing financial assistance and technical/quality assurance measures to the owners of residential apartment buildings affected by high risk combustible cladding.

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Not For Profit (NFP) Board Update 2021: Lessons from 2020

27 January 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Events such as the 2019 Australian bushfires & the global COVID pandemic have highlighted how pivotal it is for Not For Profit (NFPs) organisations to improve their governance processes and diversify their funding sources, both of which have a material impact on the ultimate success of the NFP.

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Insolvency Law Update: Repeal of Covid Business Protection January 2021

18 January 2021 | Corporate Finance |

In a bid to support the Australian economy and business during the pandemic, the new Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act restricted the ways that creditors could recover their debts. These COVID-driven debtor relief measures have now expired.

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March 2021 Countdown For NSW Residential Builders

13 January 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

From 1 March 2021, as part of a significant reform for the residential construction industry, NSW residential builders will be able to utilise the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) ('the SOP Act') to obtain outstanding payments from owners.

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