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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...

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.

Recent VCAT Decision on Transitional Provisions in Reformed Residential Zones
Zoning
Thursday July 27 2017

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.

Is Vic’s New Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Service a Game Changer?
Business
Monday June 26 2017

Is Vic’s New Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Service a Game Changer?

In recent months, we have heard stories of plummeting new file openings for domestic building disputes and members of the legal profession have been pontificating over...

Why Have Domestic Building Warranty Insurance?
Residential
Friday May 26 2017

Why Have Domestic Building Warranty Insurance?

Insurance is for safeguarding people against what might go wrong in future.

Backyard Subdivisions Can Solve Our Housing Problems In 2017
Zoning
Thursday May 18 2017

Backyard Subdivisions Can Solve Our Housing Problems In 2017

The different levels of government - state, federal and to an extent local - are blaming each other for the housing crisis.

The Never Ending Perfect Storm
Residential
Tuesday February 28 2017

The Never Ending Perfect Storm

We all know regulation of the building industry has been on a downward spiral for over a decade. Why does the Andrews Government retain a dodgy...

Cowboy Developers Get off Easy
Safety
Tuesday November 1 2016

Cowboy Developers Get off Easy

The "cowboy" developers who illegally demolished an historic Melbourne pub have been handed another $15,000 fine for failing to cover up dumped asbestos.

Cowboy Developers Offer to Rebuild Heritage Pub
Commercial
Friday October 28 2016

Cowboy Developers Offer to Rebuild Heritage Pub

Developers who illegally demolished an historic Melbourne pub say they will rebuild it.

Business
27 Oct, 2016
Victoria Govt Takes Cowboy Developers to VCAT

The developer 'cowboys' who illegally destroyed a Melbourne pub will be hauled before the planning tribunal in a bid to force them to rebuild it.

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