Tenants and Building Permits under the Building Regulations

Building Permits and Tenants don’t mix.

Occupiers of buildings typically want to change their tenancies by either altering the building or their partitioning layout. As a tenant, understand what your responsibilities and legal requirements are prior to commencing any modifications.

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Liability of the Emergency Planning Committee and Members

Emergency Planning Committee – what’s your liability?

AS 3745-2010 details legal obligations that concern people involved in emergency preparedness and involves the statement regarding legal liability.

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VIC – Building Surveyors are now required to issue a ‘Written Direction to Fix building Work’.

WA – Industry Bulletin 70; update to Building Approval forms

WA – The Building Commission has issued an Industry Bulletin 69 concerning the use of battery powered smoke alarms in dwellings subject to sale, transfer of ownership, lease or hire

Tender Documents and Maintenance Fees

Tender Documents and Maintenance Fees.

When commissioning work, be aware that cost cutting activities can result in unsatisfactory outcomes, costing you more in the long run.  Understand what is involved and what you need to look for when you appoint a property compliance provider.

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Disability Access: Premises Standards, Unisex Toilets

Disability Access: Unisex Toilets.

Under the Building Code of Australia, the number of unisex facilities within a building is calculated relative to a number of factors.  Understand what these factors are?

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“Brian worked with us a month out, listened very quickly. Hendry is easy to work with. Understood the tight timeframes and understand the scope of works that needed to get it turned around quickly”
Damien Caraher, Matthews and Scavalli Architects
“You provide a high standard of paperwork in the work you do. You keep in regular contact with us. We use you for more specialist work, difficult areas where we do not get must access. Hendry is very good at getting the information”
Steve Lake, Melbourne University
“Hendry is very professional in their dealings and quick to respond. Extremely satisfied with Matthew. He shows a genuine interest in my success and that of my business”
Glenn Martin, Australian Broadcast Corporation
“Really efficient, understands what the government agencies require in terms of standards”
Darren Ponton, Chevron Australia
“Matthew is a very competent certifier in the transport sector. He is open to the challenge and works with us to find a way around any issues. Although our project has had a few delays due to changes in the scope of work, Matthew has been very reasonable with a transparent open book approach”
Perry Milledge, Laing O'Rourke
“Excellent work on a highly complex project involving many changes. Communication to access properties is always a problem on our sites and Hendry took on a big responsibility to do it all themselves.”
Roger Bobbera, Department of Human Services