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Saturday September 22, 2018

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NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Residential
Friday February 23 2018

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
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

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
Residential
Friday February 2 2018

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
Residential
Tuesday August 22 2017

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
Residential
Monday August 7 2017

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.

A Timely Reminder for Defect Claims
Residential
Tuesday July 11 2017

A Timely Reminder for Defect Claims

The New South Wales NCAT decision of Huynh v Devine Building Pty Ltd NSWCATCD 93 handed down by Senior Member Robertson is a timely reminder...

Perth Hospital Builder Claims Completion
Commercial
Wednesday April 5 2017

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
Business
Wednesday March 29 2017

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
Residential
Tuesday March 28 2017

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...