Home Building Amendment (Cladding) Regulation

Home Building Amendment (Cladding) Regulation 2018

The NSW Government released the Home Building Amendment (Cladding) Regulation 2018 on April 20.

The Amendment inserts a new Clause (69A Major defect in building—external cladding) which updates the definition of “major defect” in section 18E (4) of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) (the Act).

The Clause reads that “if the external cladding of a building causes or is likely to cause a threat to the safety of any occupants of the building”, the cladding shall fall into the definition of a major defect. Under Section 18E of the Act, major defects now benefit from an extended statutory warranty period of six years.

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