Terminating Contracts and the Potential for Dire Unintended Consequences
When you invoke the termination procedures in a building contract, as long as you treat the process like sweating dynamite you should be OK, save for...
Leaky Buildings and Toxic Mould
Litigation over leaky buildings is on the rise over the last 12 months, particularly in Melbourne and Canberra. Be it leaky balconies, leaky planter boxes or...
Contract Negotiation and Management for Commercial Builders
Here are a few insights are designed to help builders stay out of trouble when it comes to contracts.
Pre-contract Negotiation Tips and Pointers
What steps should you take before negotiating a contract to ensure things go smoothly and your project succeeds?
Adverse Possession and the Indefeasibility of Title
A well-respected Victorian mediator conveyed it best when he said “adverse possession is a fascinating area of law, except for those embroiled in adverse possession litigation.”...
Effective Post-Construction Dispute Resolution Methods
Disputes following construction unfortunately happen far too often and could be avoided with common sense and if builders always adhered to contract law.
What Is the Cost of Contract Disputes?
Unfortunately, disputes are common within the building and construction industry and can often be difficult to avoid.
How to Make Prospective Clients Feel Secure
If you are a service provider (including being a design practitioner), how you present your service to prospective clients can determine if your practice grows or...
Building Inspectors Risk Litigation Due to Inadequate Training
In 2009, the building inspection industry took a backward step because of a law that quietly deregulated the industry in NSW.