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New RAB Act gives regulator real power to tackle construction defects

The NSW Government has introduced sweeping legislative changes that are intended to regain public confidence in the construction industry.

In part three of our series examining the reform package, we look at the Building Commissioner’s significant new powers designed to prevent developers from constructing defective buildings under The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RAB Act).

In this article, Andrew Moore, Robert Finnigan and Luke Vincent look at the implications for insurers, including key policy questions and the potential for future claims.

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