Property Development
March 17, 2017 3:22 PM | Posted by John Riley, James Hamblin, Alexander Horton |
The Victorian Government has announced that it intends to introduce the Vacant Residential Property Tax and to remove off-the-plan stamp duty concessions for investors. [read more]
October 12, 2016 9:05 AM | Posted by Rebecca Wu and Hannah Irving |
The Statutes Amendment (Planning, Development and Infrastructure) Bill 2016 (SA) proposes to amend the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (not yet in operation) to address concerns over inconsistencies in planning policies and responsibilities.  [read more]
September 26, 2016 12:53 PM | Posted by Petrina Macpherson and Sarah Cahill |
The Planning and Environment Court has upheld Brisbane City Council's decision to protect a pre-1947 residential building from demolition because, although altered, the house retains traditional character and contributes positively to the traditional character of the street. [read more]
September 12, 2016 2:35 PM | Posted by Petrina Macpherson and Sarah Cahill |
Certifiers must ensure that residential building work certified as compliant pursuant to the Building Code of Australia is actually compliant, otherwise they may find themselves liable for the cost of defect rectification. [read more]
July 27, 2016 4:21 PM | Posted by Imogen Bailey |
Whether a mortgagee in possession becomes entitled to the benefit of statutory warranties and/or home warranty insurance under the Act. [read more]
July 15, 2016 2:28 PM | Posted by Sandy Godfrey |
Developers will be required to provide a 2% building bond for defective building works from 1 July 2017 and appoint an independent building inspector prior to being issued with an occupation certificate under sweeping changes to strata laws in NSW that are due to commence on 30 November 2016. [read more]
March 2, 2016 11:29 AM | Posted by Claire, Falk |
We have received some great feedback from attendees at our recent seminar in Melbourne where we discussed the likely issues in the Victoria Construction Industry for the year ahead. The seminar was presented by partners, Peter Wood, Phillip Greenham and Karl Blake. Click here to view a summary of what was discussed at the seminar. [read more]
February 26, 2016 1:46 PM | Posted by Barbaro, Jeanette |
Where there's smoke, there's fire! [read more]
November 25, 2015 11:03 AM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
November 20, 2015 11:28 AM | Posted by Jennifer McVeigh and Lachlan Jolly |
In Nichols v Earth Spirit Home Pty Ltd [2015] QCA 219, the court held that a builder who commits an offence pursuant to Section 67G of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld) by entering an oral building contract, will not be precluded from enforcing the contract because of that contravention. [read more]
November 18, 2015 2:25 PM | Posted by Stephen Lewis and Melissa Davies |
Whether a builder is entitled to payment according to certificates issued for work done even though the other party has rights of set-off or remediation will depend on the construction of the contract. [read more]
June 29, 2015 11:11 AM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
June 2015 saw legislative changes in Queensland, court decisions on indemnity costs and security of payment and examples of VCAT decisions.  Download the omnibus of these developments [read more]
May 22, 2015 3:48 PM | Posted by Vanessa Stokell |
Read our analysis of the Qld Supreme Court decision in TJ King v Qld Building and Construction Commission [2015] QSC 79 [read more]
April 2, 2015 10:34 AM | Posted by Vanessa Stokell |
Read our analysis of Barry & Anor v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2015] QSC 50 [read more]
March 30, 2015 12:10 PM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
In March 2015 an appeal to a 2014 WA security of payment case was heard among other court decisions in NSW, Vic, Queensland and WA. Download the omnibus of these developments. [read more]
February 23, 2015 2:14 PM | Posted by Ellen Bevan |
Read our analysis of Chandra v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2014] QCA 335 [read more]
February 20, 2015 11:50 AM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
Download our latest summary of developments in the law and recent cases [read more]
October 9, 2014 11:26 AM | Posted by Richard Crawford |
High Court says no duty of care owed by builders to developers. [read more]