NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.
Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance
Builders Warranty Insurance (BWI) and its many name changes over the past 15 years remains exactly the same product that CHOICE describe as the worst insurance...
VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers
It's worth nothing that for cases brought before VCAT where the claim is over $100,000 (after costs) a 60 per cent of claim win is usually...
Avoid Disputes By Doing A Little Digging
Anyone who has purchased a property will have learnt that the old English doctrine of caveat emptor still applies.
The New DBDRV Is Now the First Port of Call
As of 2 April 2017 a significant development occurred in the building dispute resolution space in Victoria.
Perth Hospital Builder Claims Completion
The builder of the delayed Perth Children's Hospital claims construction is finished but Health Minister Roger Cook says patients won't move in until the drinking water...
What to Do When You’re Faced with Building Orders and Notices
When you or someone you know receives a building notice or building order, they must be treated with the utmost sense of urgency and care.
Governments Ignoring Consumer Protection
We continually hear Australian Federal and State Governments stating how important it is to protect banks and protect private enterprise. Big business and the rich seem...
Goodwill for Builders in NCAT
In a typical residential defects claim in NCAT, a homeowner will make a claim against their builder that it did not complete construction works in accordance...