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10 principles of property demolition notices in NSW
The Appeal Panel of the Tribunal applied these 10 principles to decide that the demolition notice in this case was valid.
Australia
18 Mar 2019
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The time has (almost) come … The time is (almost) now – NSW registration of combustible cladding and you
NSW government passes regulations which require certain buildings, which contain combustible cladding, to be registered.
Australia
6 Dec 2018
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The new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code - a contentious middle ground.
New Code raises debate between promoting construction of desired development against community concerns.
Australia
21 Nov 2018
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Taken for a ride? Development consent troubles for Luna Park
Luna Park now is required to make a new development application whenever it wishes to replace, remove or relocate rides.
Australia
19 Nov 2018
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Uncertainty within the foundations: the NSW ban on aluminium cladding and implications of the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017
The Act declares certain building materials to be prohibited where there are reasonable grounds that the use is unsafe.
Australia
19 Nov 2018
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The burning issue of regulatory action in Victoria and NSW for aluminium composite panel cladding (ACP)
The article looks at recent legislative reforms that have been proposed in NSW and Victoria surrounding the use of ACP.
Australia
26 Oct 2018
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Victorian government cladding scheme
This scheme aims to provide low-cost, long-term loans to property owners to replace dangerous cladding on properties.
Australia
6 Aug 2018
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Some buyers of residential property liable to pay GST to ATO
This new legislation will make purchasers of certain residential property liable for paying GST on the purchase price.
Australia
11 Apr 2018
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Ease up! NSW Court of Appeal rejects attempted extension of accepted principles when assessing the legality of a residential easement.
The court considered whether an easement over residential land for standing, parking or garaging vehicles was invalid.
Australia
23 Feb 2018
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Is product liability insurance snake oil?
Building industry stakeholders should consider product liability insurance as a means of de-risking their businesses.
Australia
24 Nov 2017
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Things to keep in mind: Recent NSW planning decisions and what those principles say about everyday development
These cases raise important issues of how impacts are considered and consequences of the lapsing of development consent.
Australia
19 Oct 2017
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Local Planning Panels to take over decision making powers from NSW Councillors
The changes aim to take the politics out of planning law by removing councillors from involvement in planning decisions.
Australia
6 Sep 2017
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Does your swimming pool in NSW comply with regulations?
As a property owner with a pool, you should carefully consider and review the relevant regulations that are applicable.
Australia
17 Aug 2017
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An unexpected step: a new interpretation of staged development applications
Staged development applications allow a proponent to seek preliminary consent for a large project.
Australia
6 Aug 2017
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Fair Trading NSW lodges extension of time request: Building Bond Scheme implementation delayed to 2018
Fair Trading NSW confirmed that the implementation date for the 2% Building Bond Scheme is delayed until 1 January 2018.
Australia
25 Jul 2017
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Flammable cladding in high rise? Following Grenfell, time to revisit these issues for new buyers and existing owners
Owners should consider acting now to mitigate the risks associated with non-compliant cladding in high rise buildings.
Australia
25 Jul 2017
17
Exempt development in NSW: Development without approval
Exempt development allows certain low-impact projects to be undertaken without undergoing a rigorous approvals process.
Australia
19 Jun 2017
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Changes to unfair contract terms explained
You must make sure that your contracts are ready for the new changes, or you may face a contract term declared void.
Australia
12 May 2017
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Seek advice before you sign that building contract – Considerations for home owners
You must ensure that the building contract is not one sided and contains a fair allocation of risk between the parties.
Australia
11 Jan 2017
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Pre-shrunk: NCAT proceedings available when a developer sets initial levies too low
If lot owners face inflating estimates and levies, there may be some recourse to seek compensation from the developer.
Australia
11 Jan 2017
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