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QBCC Home Warranty Insurance Scheme -
Is there anything in it for us?

By:  Mario Esera, Partner - HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) provides a form of statutory insurance for building defects, commonly referred to as Home Warranty Insurance. There is a common misconception within the strata/community title industry that Home Warranty Insurance doesn't apply to residential apartments at all. In fact, Home Warranty Insurance does provide some protection for residential apartments, just not as much as residential apartment owners may like. The reason for this primarily comes down to the distinction between a "home" and a "dwelling".

What is Back Flow Prevention?
By:  Rex Barnes, Barnes Backflow Testing and Solutions

Backflow prevention is by installation of compliant prevention devices to town water supply system to prevent contamination to our drinking supply (portable water). The most common devices that are used are Double Check Valves (DCV) and Reduced Pressure Zone devices (RPZ). There are also statutory requirements for testing of these devices to maintain compliance.

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