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Home Building Act Amendment Bill 2014

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Home Building Act Amendments coming 

All property developers will be affected in some way under changes proposed to the Home Building Act.

Home Building Amendment Bill 2014

This Bill is currently before the NSW Parliament and proposes changes to many areas covered by the Act. Whilst the final form of the legislation is still uncertain, the following areas are proposed to be amended:

  • Penalties;
  • Increased specification for contracts;
  • Statutory warranties to be implied in contracts;
  • New requirement that work be done “with due care and skill” (rather than “in a proper and workmanlike manner,” as at present);
  • Licensing reforms;
  • Changes to the regulation of Owner-builders;
  • Amendment of discipline and dispute provisions;
  • Amendment of the home warranty insurance provisions.
  • Final Version of New Act

Once the legislation has been settled we will provide an update on those parts likely to be of most concern to property developers.

 

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