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
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
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?
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?
Insurance is for safeguarding people against what might go wrong in future.
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
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
The "cowboy" developers who illegally demolished an historic Melbourne pub have been handed another $15,000 fine for failing to cover up dumped asbestos.
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.