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New laws to tackle unfair caveat clauses

28 May 2013

The State Government is cracking down on complicated and confusing clauses hidden in home improvement contracts to reduce the risk of home owners being misled or duped into giving up rights over their own property.

Minister for Business Services and Consumers John Rau today announced proposed changes that will see builders, plumbers, gas fitters and electricians provide clearer charging clauses in contracts for residential work.