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,…read more
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…read more
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…read more
Thing’s you didn’t know about – Extension of Time Claims in Major Domestic Building Contracts for Owners.
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…read more
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…read more
Builder or Tradie struggling to get paid? Don’t want to go to court? Security of Payments offers a solution!
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more