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    Jimmy-T
    Jimmy-T
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    On Sunday, February 10,   NSW Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean announced a plan for a tightening of building regulations, clearly in a response to the Opal Tower and cladding scandals.
    Confidence in the building industry is crumbling – as is electoral support for the NSW Liberal Coalition. It would be reasonable to assume that these proposed changes in the law …
    https://www.flat-chat.com.au/kean-announces-tighter-laws-for-apartment-builders/

    #35712
    Jimmy-T
    Jimmy-T
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    This is now being discussed in the Flat Chat Forum

    #35713

    grumpyoldwoman
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    This is good as a start but doesn’t go far enough.
    We need compulsory Hone Warranty Insurance
    re instated for apartment buildings higher than 3 storeys.
    It is ludicrous that this insurance is compulsory for single houses and apartment buildings up to 3 storeys but not for apartment buildings higher than 3 storeys.

    #35714

    Daisy55
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    Even if this went though, it is only for NSW. It does not cover Victoria.
    It should also ask that builders comply with conditions of building permit.
    A builder can get a Certificate of Occupancy and then lease back to himself, for his own use, common property.
    This might include parts of a corridor lined with cupboards he Leases, or even a common property goods lift in a mixed-use development.
    Who is going to monitor compliance everywhere?

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