Legislation & compliance

The tug of war between building defects and strata insurance

The type and cost of insurance cover of your building is directly related to what kind of defects your building may …

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Why combustible cladding is a hot mess and why you should care

Cladding materials can cause building fires and put lives at risk. This has led state governments to ban the use of …

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The Opal Tower story – how it has shaken the building and construction industry

Let’s take a bird’s eye view of what happened at the Opal Tower, what it means for the various players within …

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Lessons from Opal Tower: What property owners in Queensland and Victoria should know

Compliance and safety is a huge issue within the building and construction industry, with country-wide implications. So, there is much debate …

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New tenancy laws introduced to protect domestic violence victims

The NSW government announced new reforms to residential tenancy laws by passing the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018, that will be …

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Opal Tower sparks inquiry: Is NSW’s 2% building defects bond scheme enough?

The recent Opal Tower debacle in Sydney has put Australian strata buildings under the microscope for lax building safety and raises …

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NSW updates gas and electrical consumer safety laws

Effective from 1 September 2018, the NSW government announced changes to the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017 and its supporting …

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5 common building defects to look out for in your strata property

Defects may be inherent to the structure of the building or may happen over the course of time. So it is …

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Who does what when it comes to strata property building defects

Following the Opal Tower incident, strata properties have come under the scanner for building compliance and safety. We understand you may …

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Lessons from Opal Tower: How to prevent unexpected costs from building defects

When building defects come to light, property owners are usually the ones who are hardest hit. Since your property is your …

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