COVID-19 Impact on Remedial Works Contracts

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What is the impact of COVID-19 on remedial works contracts?

Does the COVID-19 Pandemic entitle an owners corporation to cancel or delay a contract for remedial work to common property?

What if an owners corporation allows work to proceed? Could it be liable if a resident contracts the COVID-19 virus from a contractor performing that work?

In this article we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on remedial works contracts and answers to these questions:

  • Can an owners corporation cancel or delay a remedial works contract due to COVID-19?
  • Has a remedial works contract become frustrated due to COVID-19?
  • What role does a force majeure clause have to play?
  • Is an owners corporation liable if a resident contracts COVID-19 from a contractor?

Our article Remedial Works Contracts and COVID-19 Pandemic will answer these questions and more.

Owners corporations and strata managers should monitor Government announcements and, where necessary, obtain legal advice about whether or not contracts they have entered have become frustrated or are able to be cancelled or delayed due to any change in circumstances or the law.

For NSW strata legal, building defect or levy collection advice please contact us here or call 02 9562 1266, we’re happy to assist.

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