Legislation & Compliance

Negotiating the minefield of building defects

For strata managers, the realisation that Australia has a severe defects crisis crystallised well before Sydney’s Opal or Mascot Tower covered …

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From making buildings to caring for buildings

Regardless of whether you’re the strata manager, owner, tenant, insurer, design or building professional, Australia’s defects crisis is triggering a much-needed …

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What is cladding and why is it important?

Today, cladding is often associated with modern disasters like the Grenfell Tower fire in London but it’s a construction technique that’s …

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A strata lawyer sheds light on the cladding crisis

Picture: Lawyer Paul Jurdeczka talks about the cladding crisis in Australia.
 
A Deakin University and Griffith University study found that cladding was …

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The NSW government releases new draft legislation on Airbnb-style letting

The NSW government has officially opened the door to public comment more than one year after announcing plans to regulate short-term …

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The latest on cladding: is your building fire proof?

Finding it hard to keep up with changes to combat the cladding crisis? Here’s what is happening across Australia
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It’s 2019 and …

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New NSW strata laws on the horizon

By Dr. Adrian Carr (Corporate Licensee-In-Charge, PICA Group) 

The strata community and building industry are on the cusp of legislative change. Let’s …

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6 strata trends to watch out for after NSW elections

The results from the New South Wales elections will determine how the various impending legislative changes stand to affect the strata …

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NSW Government’s stance on the Opal Tower incident – the story so far

The Opal Tower incident has revealed several cracks in the system from insufficient government regulations to compliance issues within the building …

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Severity of defects and age of your building can sway your strata insurance

Defects are common in both new and existing builds. However, the nature and severity of building defects can vary greatly with …

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