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Changes to the Law – Associations, Small Business Contracts and Strata Schemes

As a refresher on our previous posts the following laws will commence in November 2016:

  • small business contracts reforms - the existing unfair contract term protections for consumers will be extended to cover standard form contracts for small businesses on 12 November 2016.

  • strata law reforms - the majority of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 will come into effect on 30 November 2016.

You may not be aware that changes to the association incorporation laws started on 1 September 2016, including amendments made to the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 and a new Regulation. The key changes (which are available on the NSW Fair Trading website) include that the model constitution which came into effect on 1 September 2016 will automatically apply to all associations that have already adopted the model constitution.

Please contact our office on (02) 4929 2000 or if you still unsure on how this new legislation will affect you and would like further advice from our lawyers.

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