Strata defects series

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Strata defects series

From cracked tiles to major structural faults, we help simplify the complex world of defective and faulty building work

Over the last two decades, Australia has undergone a defects crisis with figures showing more than 85% of newly constructed buildings having at least one defect. Countless committee members, owners and residents across the country have endured the negative impacts of faulty building work. With varying levels of severity, defects can become a significant financial burden, reduce building value, impact health and wellbeing, and even require government repossession.

Defects have been documented to cause:

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A decrease in property value

Significant financial damage

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Physical injury

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Psychological injury

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Death

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Property removal

To help communities manage, specifically within a strata and community living context, where collective action is needed, PICA Group has devised the defects series.

PICA Group’s defects series is a collection of downloadable and online resources that make navigating defects easier. Our guides provide insight into topics such as what are the most common building defects, types of defects, why they occur, and what a committee can expect from a defects rectification process. What’s more, our guides provide helpful tips like when to call on additional experts and how to make sure you meet statutory warranties.

As Australia’s leading property service provider, we understand how important the buildings we choose to live and invest in are. As a group that has been enhancing community living since 1948, we aim to use our extensive industry knowledge to allow communities to tackle building defects. After all, we’re in this together.

Your guide to Australia’s strata defects crisis

Guides to get you started, important reads for anyone impacted or interested in common building defects

Our guides provide a detailed look at the different aspects of managing building defects and what you can do on your strata property.

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Understanding common building defects

This guide aims to provide committee members and owners with an understanding of how defects are legally classified, what the most common defects are, why defects happen in the first place, and when committees are legally required to fix them.

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The process of fixing defects in new buildings

This guide aims to provide committee members and owners with a step-by-step process and helpful tips of what to expect from a defect rectification process. Understanding the process of fixing faulty building work is critical to achieving the best possible outcomes for your property and wallet.

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Lessons from the Opal and Mascot Tower sagas

If you happened to be watching the news unfold of the Opal and Mascot Tower sagas as it was happening, you can agree that it was a frightening situation and a great concern to all those who were impacted. Find out how to protect your property from unexpected costs related to building defects.

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