The legal framework for the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program is provided by the:
- Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010
- Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Regulations 2010
- Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure (Disclosure Affected Buildings) Determination 2016 (Minister's Determination)
- Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Determination 2016 (Secretary's Determination)
- Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
See How do I comply? for what to do if you are selling, leasing or advertising a disclosure affected building or area of a building.
Legislative Changes from 1 July 2017
Changes to the legislation surrounding the disclosure threshold of the CBD Program came into force from 1 July 2017.
The mandatory disclosure threshold on commercial office space offered for sale, lease or sublease was lowered from 2000 square metres to 1000 square metres from 1 July 2017. To read more about these changes, see Changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program.
Legislative Changes from 1 July 2015
Changes to the legislation establishing the CBD Program came into force on 1 July 2015.
Amendments made to the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 and its subordinate legislation included the introduction of exemptions for unsolicited offers. For more information on these changes, please see the news item, 'Legislative Changes from 1 July 2015'.