Structural Defects Given a Limited Meaning

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The Supreme Court has decided that structural defects under the old home building legislation do not extend to cover building elements such as waterproofing membranes and tiling attached to structural components of the building.

This is bad news for owners corporations of residential buildings who made home warranty insurance claims or defect claims against builders and developers before 2015 that are still current because it will essentially limit the scope for them to argue that defects are structural defects that are covered by a six year warranty instead of the two year warranty for non-structural defects.

For owners corporations of residential buildings, this is bad news – Strata and Structural Defects.

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