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The Importance of Contract Reviews.

The Importance of Contract Reviews. 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

As a pending homeowner, ensuring that your contract is fair is a vital first step to building your future home. Your contract is debatably the backbone of the entire build,…

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5 things you need to know about making a Domestic Building Insurance Claim (DBI)

5 things you need to know about making a Domestic Building Insurance Claim (DBI) 2000 1331 Olivia Terziovski

Boutique Lawyers have recently undertaken a series of domestic building insurance claims, with an influx of clients  wanting to seek justice for their improperly built apartments and houses. Most people…

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Received a Request to Consent to Protection Works Notice? 5 Things to Do:

Received a Request to Consent to Protection Works Notice? 5 Things to Do: 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

If your neighbour is planning to carry out building works that may cause damage to your adjoining property, they may be required to undertake Protection Works to ensure that your…

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Thing’s you didn’t know about – Extension of Time Claims in Major Domestic Building Contracts for Owners.

Thing’s you didn’t know about – Extension of Time Claims in Major Domestic Building Contracts for Owners. 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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The DBDRV – What is it and the end to end process.

The DBDRV – What is it and the end to end process. 2487 1012 Olivia Terziovski

What is the DBDRV and why was it formed? After the review conducted by the ABCC commission which looked at the increasing amount of building disputes, consumer affairs decided to…

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

Builder or Tradie struggling to get paid? Don’t want to go to court? Security of Payments offers a solution! 2000 1000 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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6 ways to get your home built on time and on budget.

6 ways to get your home built on time and on budget. 2000 1289 Olivia Terziovski

There is no doubt that the great Australian dream of building your own home is a value which still exists in contemporary society. Your own home, custom made to fit…

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7 things you need to know before you become an Owner-Builder.

7 things you need to know before you become an Owner-Builder. 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

As an owner builder, you will take on the legal responsibilities and compliance requirements that are associated with a registered building practitioner. Therefore, before you become an owner-builder, it is…

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5 things you need to know before you buy a house off the plan.

5 things you need to know before you buy a house off the plan. 2000 1333 Olivia Terziovski

Buying off the plan involves entering into a contract to purchase a property before construction is complete or has even begun. It can seem like an attractive measure by locking…

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5 things you need to know about protection works – Your rights and responsibilities.

5 things you need to know about protection works – Your rights and responsibilities. 2000 1125 Olivia Terziovski

Many of us have heard about or come across “protection work notices”, but what are they, and how can they halt your build or development? It is very important to…

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