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How builders can limit their exposure to a claim for defects

07 November 2014 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

A recent decision in the Supreme Court provides guidance for builders as to the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ around defect rectification and …

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Line your ducks up before heading to the pond

30 September 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision in The Owners – Strata Plan 69743 v TRT Constructions Pty Ltd and …

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NCAT building disputes – can your lawyer represent you?

18 September 2014 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) replaced numerous tribunals on 1 January 2014, including the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. …

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Major reforms change the face of the Home Building Act

11 June 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Residential builders, developers and property owners can expect a major shake-up to the industry. Significant amendments to the Home Building Act …

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Director guarantees on Home Warranty Insurance – understand what you’re signing up for

08 May 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW Supreme Court has heard a challenge to the requirement for directors of building companies to provide indemnity for any …

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The Reasonableness of ‘reasonable endeavours’

01 April 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

This decision highlights the importance of proper negotiations and drafting for commercial contracts.  Documents need to be crafted to properly reflect …

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The new Security of Payments landscape – critical changes to the NSW Legislation

13 March 2014 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

In response to the Collins Inquiry into Insolvency in the Construction Industry, the Government has passed the most significant amendments to …

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Got a pool? Know the rules!

07 March 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Do you own a property in NSW which has a pool (including a spa pool) located on it or are you …

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