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High Court sets out duty of care for builders of commercial property

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • October 9 2014

In a unanimous decision, the High Court has overturned a decision which had held that a builder owed and breached a duty of care to an Owners'

When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?

Extended limitation period for breach of contract claims for defective building work in Victoria

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 18 2014

Victorian owners now have 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work

Proposed changes seek to clarify terms contract provisions in Victoria

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 28 2014

Is your contract for the sale of land a terms contract? It might be, if proposed changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 currently before the Victorian

Changes to Victorian conveyancing requirements start from 1 October - are you ready?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 2 2014

From 1 October 2014, vendors of land in Victoria must comply with new requirements for vendor's statements - and failing to supply all of the

Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice

GST and the incoming lessor - you might have overpaid

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 23 2013

You should consider whether you have overpaid GST and if so, take action to protect your ability to claim refunds of GST. A property with a sitting

Queensland infrastructure charges reform - state planning regulatory provision (adopted charges)

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 5 2011

On 1 July 2011 the Queensland Government released the Draft State Planning Regulatory Provision (adopted charges) which sets the maximum adopted charge for trunk infrastructure for both residential and non-residential development in Queensland

Part 3A projects in NSW - details of transition to new regime released

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 13 2011

The NSW Government has today released more details on the proposed repeal of Part 3A and the transition to a new planning regime for projects of State significance, and made changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Development) 2005 (Major Development SEPP

Lessons from Queensland - Legal issues arising from recent natural disasters

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 19 2011

In late 2010 and early 2011 Queensland was subjected to several devastating natural disasters, including widespread flooding and Tropical Cyclone Yasi