Owner Occupiers on the Rise in National Apartment Market
In the most comprehensive national survey in Australia, property consultants Urbis tracked over 120,000 brand new and off the plan selling apartments across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,...
Architects Face Potential Liability Over Building Permits
Architects practising in Victoria may no longer be able to stand apart in “splendid isolation” from the ramifications of tightened public protection changes in that state.
Don’t Ignore Depreciation Opportunities Outside
For investors who have recently purchased an investment property, it’s likely that the yard has already played a part in helping you make a purchase decision...
Strata Managers Face Shake Up
The strata management industry is in for a significant shake up with the “once-in-a-generation” changes to strata laws being introduced on November 30, 2016.
How Will Vic Building Law Reform Impact Architects?
A new mandatory conciliation process is coming for domestic building disputes in Victoria which will impact design practitioners and architects.
Changes to Building Surveyor Regulations in Victoria
The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 (the Amendment Act) was enacted into law in April and amends the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, the...
Record Keeping: Know Your Responsibility
In Australia, like most developed countries, we have a general expectation of safety. In the built environment, much of this safety (after the construction and occupation...