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Building contracts and COVID-19

The MBV legal department has received a number of enquiries about COVID-19 and contractual implications.

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Changes to sale of land laws are now in effect

Changes to sale of land laws under the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 are now in effect.

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Signs of renewed confidence in the Victorian..

Victoria’s strong building approvals performance coincides with the notable improvement in its house prices.

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Progress payments and method b: don’t get caught out

The recent Court of Appeal decision of Imerva Corporation Pty Ltd v Kuna [2017] VSCA 168 (“Imerva v Kuna”)

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How Master Builders’ Legal Department helped a young builder thrive

JAD Homes Managing Director, Julian Dall ‘Olio had big career goals at an early age. As a young builder with an aspiration of becoming a building developer

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Is it a defect or damage?

When things go wrong in building it can often become challenging to differentiate between defective work and damage.

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Security of payment – what does “in the business of building residences”...

Under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (the “SOP Act”), a builder generally cannot make a payment claim

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Cladding plan welcome, but industry consultation, fairness and trades registration...

On Friday, 1 December the Victorian Government responded to the interim report of the Chairs of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, Prof The Hon John Thwaites and...

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Excellence awards online nominations are now live

Online applications and nominations for Master Builders’ Building Excellence Awards are now open. Members can prepare and upload their submittals for all three...

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Peter Sackett

Media and Communications Adviser 332 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 Phone: 0466 777 059 Email: psackett@mbav.com.au