Building defects have been around for decades but over the past few years major building defects have been exposed and heavily reported upon in national news. Particularly in NSW.
For owners, the ones that inherit that building product at the end of the day, sourcing quality advice and assistance has not always been readily available.
In NSW, that’s no longer the case. In December 2020 Strata Community Australia (NSW) officially launched the Strata Defects Rectification Guide in collaboration with UNSW and the University of Technology Sydney.
This guide, the first of its kind and supported by the building regulator and the Office of the Building Commissioner, investigates and addresses the occurrence of building defects in schemes across New South Wales.
Director at the Office of Building Commissioner, Matthew Press, says it’s a document that is easy to follow so people can get through what is generally a very difficult and challenging problem much more easily than before.
With NSW’s reforms and the Building Commissioner reshaping construction quality, this guide compliments the retrospective effort of the strata industry in educating and assists consumers deal with the practical realities of defects.
Further information, and access to the defect rectification information sheets, can be found here.