On 15 January 2015, the Home Building Amendment Act 2014 changed the terminology and definitions for building defects from structural to “major” and from minor to “in any other case” i.e. non-major.
So, what is the new definition of a major building defect?
In these two recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Appeal Panel decisions they have considered the definition of major defect and how to establish whether a defect meets this definition, providing some useful guidance on this topic How to Establish a Major Building Defect.
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