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What is a defect? Building your strata defects knowledge

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

The regulatory frameworks that surround strata defects can move quickly. Likewise, with states and territories looking to improve consumer confidence within the building and construction sector, we produce articles discussing some of the latest movements and decisions about strata defects and their impact committee members and owners.

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Tribunal rules in favour of owners for defects

In a landmark ruling, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) rule combustible cladding as a major defect and orders for its removal – a win for owners corporations.

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New regulations to prevent building defects and boost confidence in NSW

NSW Parliament has passed two important Bills that look to reinstate consumer confidence when it comes to the construction industry and managing defects.

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NSW Parliament releases final report on managing the building defects crisis

The NSW Government has established a set of inquiries, reviewed by the Public Accountability Committee, to gauge where there has been a lack of regulation and government oversight within the sector.

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Navigating the minefield of building defects

As defects become an increasing part of the national agenda, the role of builders, supply chains and strata managers becomes increasingly important.

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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 age, and this can impact on insurance cover.

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How insurers evaluate building defects and what impacts your insurance costs

In collaboration with CHU, we provide insights on how building defects can impact insurance costs and what you should know to protect your building.

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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 have and the level of damage they could cause. Here is what you should know so you can protect your property in the best possible way.

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

The Opal Tower debacle in Sydney has put Australian strata buildings under the microscope for lax building safety and raises compliance issues. Are state laws doing enough to deal with emergencies from building defects?

Who does what when it comes to strata property building defects

Strata properties have come under the scanner for building compliance and safety. We address the questions you may have about who does what when it comes to building defects.

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

It’s important to be aware of the various kinds of building defects and the risks they might cause. In this article, we explore some common building defects to look out for in strata property.

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What is cladding and why is it important?

While there are many buildings with safe cladding materials, state audits revealed 600 buildings with high-risk cladding in New South Wales, as well as 500 in Victoria, and 237 in Queensland.

A strata lawyer sheds light on the cladding crisis

A strata lawyer sheds light on the cladding crisis

A Deakin University and Griffith University study found that cladding was one of the most common problems in a study on 212 building defects across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

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The latest on cladding: is your building fireproof?

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

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