Guide to the Statutory Duty of Care under Section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act: Implications for Strata Property Owners and Building Practitioners in NSW

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In the intricate landscape of property law, the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBP Act) stands as a pivotal piece of legislation, particularly Section 37. It introduces a statutory duty of care in section 37 of the DBP Act that directly affects construction professionals and property owners alike. For homeowners and strata corporations, […]

Can I prevent the Builder from rectifying defective building work? the Right to Fix Construction Defects: Balancing Owner’s Rights and Builder’s Obligations

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Construction defects can be a major concern for owners, requiring crucial decisions on whether to allow the original builder to rectify the issues. Understanding the legal principles and lessons derived from relevant court cases can help owners and builders navigate these disputes effectively. In this article, we will explore key lessons learned from two notable […]

Resolving Strata Disputes: NCAT’s Power and Limitations Explained

In recent times, the powers bestowed upon the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) to settle strata disputes have been the subject of much debate. Specifically, the question arises as to whether NCAT has jurisdiction over all strata disputes or only certain ones. In this article, PBL Law Group aims to help both Owners Corporations, […]

Project Intervene in NSW: A Comprehensive Guide how Project Intervene Approaches Defect Resolution in NSW

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In response to the prevalent issue of serious defects in residential apartment buildings, the NSW Building Commissioner launched “Project Intervene.” This innovative initiative aims to address defects in recently completed and occupied residential apartments in a timely and cost-effective manner, providing an alternative to lengthy and expensive litigation. In this article, we explore the background, […]

How Owners Corporations Can Sue for Building Defects in NSW: A Comprehensive Guide

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The surge in high-rise buildings and multi-unit developments throughout New South Wales (NSW) in the past two decades has resulted in an increase of building defect disputes, creating significant challenges for Owners Corporations. In this comprehensive guide, we will shed light on how Owners Corporations can effectively manage and sue for building defects, by examining […]

Understanding Statutory Warranties under the NSW Home Building Act: A Comprehensive Guide to Builder Responsibilities, Homeowner Rights, and Warranty Claims for Defects and Structural Issues

When it comes to engaging in residential building work, it’s essential to understand the statutory warranties provided under the NSW Home Building Act 1989 (the HBA). These warranties serve as vital protections for homeowners, ensuring that their investment is safeguarded. In this article, we will explore the six main statutory warranties that are implied into […]

Raea Khan Circle
Director Lawyer
Raea Khan

Raea is Managing Director and Principal Lawyer for PBl Law Group. Raea assists clients with major projects, property developments, construction and strata law.

He has worked in Western Australia and Queensland assisting with expansion projects in the energy and resource sector and now predominately advises clients in Strata and Community Association matters.

He is a member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers where majority of his work is advising developers and owners corporations with dispute related minor and major defects, strata governance and common property litigation. He is proficient at leading negotiations and meetings.

Raea has a particular interest in the commercial aspect of any dispute and always tries to weigh up the risk, reward and benefit of legal proceedings at each different stage.

Raea enjoys all forms of competitive sport, including Crossfit and actively participates in Triathlons, representing Australia as an age group athlete. He was a member of Red Head Surf Lifesaving club.

  • Strata Law
  • Construction & Major Projects
  • Commercial and Business Law
  • Planning & Environment Law