Pursuant to recent changes in the Interpretation Act 1987, service by post is taken to have been effected on the 7th (seventh) working day after the letter was posted, unless there is sufficient evidence to the contrary.
Working day is defined to mean a day that is not:
(a) a Saturday or Sunday; or
(b) a public holiday or a bank holiday in the place to which the letter was addressed.
The Home Building Regulation has been amended to classify external flammable wall cladding as a major defect.
Homeowners who purchase units or townhouses with unsafe external wall cladding, will now have up to six years after completion of the build to get repairs or rectification work done by the builder responsible for the project.
Real Estate Agents, Strata Managing Agents, Building, Property or Maintenance Managers must ensure the buildings are safe by checking the external wall cladding, and ensure that the appropriate fire safety measures are in place.