Building and Construction

When your builder is not delivering what was agreed upon you need to enforce the terms of your contract. You will need legal advice to find out how you can achieve this as painlessly as possible.

The Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) provides procedures for the cost effective recovering of payment for construction work. Although the procedures may appear to be straight forward at first glance, they are not and there are lots of pitfalls, including time limits to do certain things that we will provide you guidance for. Our solicitors have in the past have taken the decisions of adjudicators on review to the Supreme Court with success. Our solicitors have in the past and are able to deliver assistance about the following matters:

  • Issues arising during construction projects
  • Terminating construction projects
  • Delays
  • Defective or incomplete building works
  • Compiling evidence to mount a successful case for breach of building contract
  • Issues regarding liquidated damages
  • Quantum meruit claims (when the contract does not provide for the work or there is no contract)
  • Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 when you have not been paid and need to act quickly
  • Advising and taking your matter to QCAT to enforce your rights