Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend
Most people would assume that if there are defects in your new building, the builder would be obliged to fix the defects.
Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?
If you are building, then you are paying your builder handsomely, so you could be forgiven for thinking you have paid for a good ticket. So...
What Can Be Hidden from an Unsuspecting Buyer?
The buyers of property are often buying without their eyes wide open. So what are the traps for buyers?
New Suburbs, Latent Heave, Trees and Lessons Not Learnt
On August 16th 2017, The Age contained a two-page article about 8,000 blocks in a new suburb called Mount Atkinson, situated between Caroline Springs and Rockbank...
Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality
Privatisation, performance-based products, deemed-to-satisfy, and builders warranty have all shaped our building industry, and their impacts have been inflicted on three sectors: consumers, builders, and now...
Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?
Planning Minister Richard Wynne and VBA CEO Prue Digby must be very concerned with their stated positions that the Lacrosse Building in Docklands that burnt in...
Hidden Defects in New Houses
Obviously the general poor quality of new construction is nothing new, but unfortunately our unsuspecting customers who think "new" is new are often disappointed.
It’s Time for Developer Control
When I first saw London tower fire, I thought it was an act of terror.