Home Building Act

Thousands of apartments need to be built to house Sydney’s growing population and the law must encourage sound construction and protect owners’ rights in defects cases. In Parliament I argued that the Home Building Amendment Bill protects builders and developers over owners by reducing coverage of most defect types from the six-year statutory warranty period to two years and by providing them with a defence where defects arise from architects’ or engineers’ advice. The bill deals with people’s homes and their biggest investment and I hope it is amended in the upper House. My speech is HERE.