Publications

Off-the-plan sales are common in new residential Torrens and strata subdivisions, where a purchaser buys a property prior to registration of the subdivision and construction of the new dwelling.

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Building is not a perfect science and it is common for a homeowner to identify minor defects or variances from plans following completion of construction.

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Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 and the associated regulations commence 21 October 2019.

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Key developments in the Court’s approach to interpreting construction certificates.

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The commencement of the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code in local council areas has been pushed back from July to 31 October 2019.

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Builders, developers, and contractors in the construction industry should be aware that several proposed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will come into force on 1 May 2019.

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It is not difficult to see the benefit of the independent contractor relationship for both businesses and contractors.

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Where residential building work has been completed and is found to be defective there is almost always a tension between the builder and the homeowner as to what should happen next.

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The last thing you want to see after your builder hands over the keys to your brand new home, are cracks, leaks, faulty workmanship, or worse, structural inadequacies.

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The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 1999 (Security of Payment Act) created a system of payment requirements that principals, contractors and subcontractors must follow.

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