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Olivia Terziovski

The Pros & Cons of New Constructions Contracts in an Economic Downturn

The Pros & Cons of New Constructions Contracts in an Economic Downturn 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, an economic downturn affects us all. Both companies and individuals take careful stock of their funds and restrict their budgets. However, an economic…

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Slab Heave on Your Property – Should You Be Worried?

Slab Heave on Your Property – Should You Be Worried? 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

Building or buying a new property can be as stressful as it is exciting. The last thing anyone wants is to discover their new structure has a serious problem, involving…

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4 Things You Need to Know About Conciliation With the DBDRV

4 Things You Need to Know About Conciliation With the DBDRV 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

There’s never a good time for problems to arise in construction, whether you’re a new homeowner who is unsatisfied with the building’s quality of workmanship or are a builder who…

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3 Things Developers Need to Know About the Security of Payments Act (2002)

3 Things Developers Need to Know About the Security of Payments Act (2002) 2000 1127 Olivia Terziovski

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (SOP) is a Victoria-specific legislation that aims to reduce the incidence of debt in the construction industry. It does this…

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The 5 Different Types of ABIC Contracts – Which One is Right for You?

The 5 Different Types of ABIC Contracts – Which One is Right for You? 2000 1335 Olivia Terziovski

Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC contracts) are documents that are specifically created to simplify the contract administration process when architects are administering building contracts. ABIC contracts use plain English and…

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Important Changes to Property Development Agreements You Should Know About

Important Changes to Property Development Agreements You Should Know About 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

If you’re looking to develop property in Victoria, the most important changes to property development agreements you need to be aware of are those contained in the State Taxation Acts…

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COVID-19 and your Domestic Building Contract – What does this mean for you (Owner and Builder)?

COVID-19 and your Domestic Building Contract – What does this mean for you (Owner and Builder)? 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in Victoria is rapidly changing. However, as of 23 March 2020, and considering the way it may impact your build, it looks as though your construction…

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Domestic Building Warranties and Limitation Periods

Domestic Building Warranties and Limitation Periods 2000 1331 Olivia Terziovski

When can you make a claim? Builder’s Warranties When entering into a domestic building contract, be it for the full construction of a house, or simply renovations or extensions to…

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Are you a Builder or Tradie? Struggling to get paid? Don’t want to go to court? Security of Payments offers a solution!

Are you a Builder or Tradie? Struggling to get paid? Don’t want to go to court? Security of Payments offers a solution! 2000 1297 Olivia Terziovski

Due to the high levels of insolvency in construction, security of payment legislation was introduced to ensure cash flow throughout the project. In Victoria this is the Building and Construction…

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When Can a Builder as for an Extention of Time Pursuant to a Domestic Building Contract in Victoria?

When Can a Builder as for an Extention of Time Pursuant to a Domestic Building Contract in Victoria? 2000 1000 Olivia Terziovski

As the saying goes ‘time is money’ and when it comes to delays in construction, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. In fact delays quickly generate financial costs associated…

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