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BUILDING CONTRACTS EXPLAINED - FIXED PRICE AGREEMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

If you’re building a new home under a fixed price contract, you’ve probably been impressed with the style, finishes and fixtures of a show home and think that this is exactly what you’ll get on completion. Building contracts often don’t show detail in relation to the quality and finish you will receive. This can be a problem if you are expecting a show home quality finish.
Written by Samantha Mangino at 00:00

CHANGES TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT 2002

The construction industry is an ever changing beast, and the latest change to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) follows a comprehensive review of the industry and the CCA which facilitates many aspects of construction contracts. The change alters and adds key provisions to the CCA, and will be implemented in three stages, namely on 1 December 2015, 1 September 2016, and 31 March 2017.
Written by James Hakaria at 09:00

CHANGES TO THE BUILDING ACT 2004 - 4 KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The changes to the Building Act 2004 (“the Act”), which took effect on 1 January 2015 attempt to strengthen consumer protection around residential building work. As a result, building contractors involved in the residential sector will need to update their contract documentation. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Richard Kettelwell at 09:00
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