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Changes to land acquisition process in NSW
The NSW Office of Local Government issued Circular No 19-16 implement new property acquisition standards for councils.
Australia
9 Aug 2019
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Must an owner allow a builder to return to site to rectify defects?
In this case, the builder had not shown that it was unreasonable not to allow him back on site to rectify the defects.
Australia
13 Jun 2019
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No more monster boarding houses in R2 low density zones in NSW
Recent planning amendments were driven largely by complaints regarding the number of rooms in many new boarding houses.
Australia
25 May 2019
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A delicate balance - executing council duties under one act without breaching another
Councils should consult native title managers before dealing with Crown land to avoid impairing native title rights.
Australia
25 May 2019
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No more monster boarding houses in R2 low density zones in NSW SEPP
Recent amendments significantly affect how NSW councils consider boarding house proposals on R2 Low Density zoned land.
Australia
17 May 2019
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Burning issues - plenty for councils to learn from Lacrosse fire and subsequent litigation
Councils should ensure that the building contractors and consultants maintain adequate levels of liability insurance.
Australia
17 May 2019
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NCAT update: what is a major defect in home building construction in NSW?
Two recent decisions of the NCAT Appeal Panel examine the definition of a "major defect" and what evidence is required.
Australia
16 May 2019
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Design defects – builders and developers may be liable
This case decided that if you build or develop a building, you may also be responsible for any defects in its design.
Australia
6 Apr 2019
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Opal Tower building cracks open up important lessons for purchasers
Until proposed building and construction reforms are enacted, the risks when buying property off the plan in NSW remain.
Australia
28 Feb 2019
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Another combustible cladding apartment fire – has your building been registered?
Informative discussion about the new NSW Cladding Registration Regulation.
Australia
12 Feb 2019
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Ending developer creep in NSW rural areas - what has changed in the seniors housing SEPP
Amendments provide some relief to areas where incremental expansion of seniors housing developments has been an issue.
Australia
20 Dec 2018
12
Crane access licence agreements in NSW – what you need to know
Effective negotiation of crane licence agreements can save time and risks of unnecessary and expensive court proceedings.
Australia
26 Nov 2018
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Conveyancing reform in NSW affecting Off-the-Plan sales
The proposed changes place disclosure obligations on vendors selling "off the plan" and more safeguards for purchasers.
Australia
17 Nov 2018
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Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act - Confusion with a simplified certification process
A draft Regulation will provide greater detail with respect to the practical implementation of the changes to the Act.
Australia
12 May 2018
15
Building, construction and procurement - Cautionary tales
These 3 recent decisions highlight issues relating to local government contracts for building and construction services.
Australia
12 May 2018
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Defects in strata buildings in NSW – the strata building bond explained
The bond should mean the early identification and rectification of defective building work in certain strata schemes.
Australia
3 May 2018
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Security of payment – a problem financing progress claim invoices
NSW contractors may need to change progress claim processes as a result of a problem recently thrown up by this case.
Australia
25 Jan 2018
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Registered covenants or restrictions - how councils can regulate land use
Councils may regulate land use by public positive covenants and restrictions, although this power is often forgotten.
Australia
23 Dec 2017
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Security of payment – early payment claims are fatal
A payment claim served before the relevant reference date is invalid, no matter what the construction contract says.
Australia
15 Dec 2017
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Dont let a security of payment deadline pass you by during Christmas
Under the SOP Acts, payment claims or adjudication applications can still be made and served on you during this busy period.
Australia
5 Dec 2017
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