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Have your say 

NSW Fair Trading welcomes comments on a range of issues from new or amended legislation to issues that affect the consumers and traders of NSW.

The list below shows the topics or issues that are in progress. Each item will indicate whether the issue is currently open for comment or not.

More information on each issue can be found by following the links provided.

Reform of the Home Building Compensation Fund


The NSW Government is considering reforms to its statutory insurance scheme for residential building work: the Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF). We have released a Discussion Paper, which outlines a range of potential reform options to ensure the HBCF is financially sustainable and continues to protect consumers. You can let us know what you think by completing our online survey or by reading the Paper and making a submission in writing by email or post.

Consultation closes on 12 February 2016.

Read more and have your say about reform of the HBCF.

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Review of security of payment laws

 

The NSW Government is carrying out a comprehensive reform of the building and construction industry security of payment laws. 

Fair Trading has released a Discussion Paper to guide discussion about whether the current laws are working as they should and outline potential options for improving them.

We encourage businesses working in the NSW construction industry and anyone else who would like to have their say to put their ideas forward.

Consultation closes on 26 February 2016.

More information on the review of security of payment laws.

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Review of tenancy laws


The NSW Government released a Discussion Paper to support a statutory review of the NSW Residential Tenancies Act 2010. The paper explored key tenancy topics including starting a tenancy, rental bonds, rent and other charges, tenants’ and landlords’ rights and obligations, terminations and resolving disputes.  

This public consultation invited people to read the paper and submit comments on how to improve the current laws. The deadline for submissions was 29 January 2016.

More information on the review of residential tenancy laws.

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Review of property industry training standards


An independent panel is reviewing the existing training standards within the property services industry. 

The review panel released a consultation paper inviting written comments on the issues raised in the paper including: entry level standards for the licensed property services industry; ongoing training requirements for the licensed property services industry; the provision of initial and ongoing training; and assessment of initial and ongoing competency.

Consultation closed on 15 January 2016

More information on the review of property industry training standards.

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