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...
Recent VCAT Decision on Transitional Provisions in Reformed Residential Zones
The industry has been grappling with the various changes that have been made to the Planning Schemes of late.
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...
Developers Avoiding Rebuild on Illegally Demolished Melbourne Pub
Rogue developers who ignored a heritage overlay and demolished a 159-year-old pub in Melbourne are now trying to avoid rebuilding it.
How to Cut the Cost of Dispute Resolution in Half
Building disputes invariably revolve around four questions.
Expert Determination: Swift, Binding and Cost Effective
Contractually ordained expert determination can be a viable alternative to other more mainstream forms of dispute resolution such as courts, tribunals and arbitration.
Arbitration, Courts or Tribunals?
Building disputes can be resolved in a variety of judicial and quasi-judicial forums, three of the most common being arbitration, courts and tribunals.