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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Developers to be allowed to resell off-the-plan dwellings after failed sales

The Federal Government has announced its intention to pass legislation under the foreign investment framework to allow foreign buyers to purchase an off-the-plan dwelling when another foreign buyer has failed to reach settlement and the contract has been rescinded or terminated. The main legislative issue for developers is what currently constitutes a new dwelling. Under …
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Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC) – changes from 2017

The position regarding Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC) in Australia is in a transition phase as a result of changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program (CBDP), which exists under the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010. Currently, lessors are required to provide energy efficient information when they lease or sell commercial office space of …
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Construction, Property & Projects Insights Issue 5 – November 2016

In this issue, we look at the following key developments in construction, property & projects law: Security of Payments Goes to the High Court Unfair Contract Terms in the Construction Industry – You Need to Take Action New Strata Laws and Building Bond Regime Set to Commence Loose Lips Sink Ships – Representations During Negotiations …
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