We provide end to end legal advice to those embarking on, or involved in, a residential build or development in Queensland. Whether you are building a new home or an doing a “reno”, our residential building lawyers can provide you with concise legal advice about any of the following:
- Residential Building Contract Advice, Review & Preparation
With years of experience, our lawyers understand the specific issues buried in the detail of these contracts, our goal is to protect your interests. We look for the potential pitfalls when reviewing any building contract, to help shield you from potential liabilities during the building process.
- Domestic Building Disputes and Dispute Resolution
The goal is generally to resolve the dispute quickly, especially if you’re in the middle of a building project. What disputes arise and still others arise when the builder isn’t carrying out the words in a timely fashion. Not every dispute needs to end up in court. In fact, we manage many building disputes where client’s matters are resolved amicably and quickly. Generally, it is about precisely articulating the issues in dispute and approaching the matter in a constructive way. The use of effective residential building lawyers who can articulate your position in this will give you a much higher chance of resolving the matter faster. If the builder can’t be negotiated, the usual next step is to start the dispute resolution process with the QBCC. Please see our page which explains the process: QBCC dispute resolution – what to do. If the QBCC process doesn’t resolve your dispute, and the matter needs to to to QCAT or a court, we are experienced in aggressively representing our clients in litigation. When we meet with you, we can discuss the various options available to you, based on your circumstances.
- Applications to and/or defending proceedings in QCAT or Court
Whether you’re initiating a legal action or defending against one, our team is adept at navigating the complexities of the court system. We guide our clients through the entire process, from filing or responding to an application, preparing documents, and gathering evidence, to representing you in QCAT or court. If litigation is necessary, you can rest assured that you will be in experienced hands.
- Builder Insolvency
If your builder becomes insolvent, swift action needs to be taken with the QBCC. We can negotiate with the QBCC on your behalf, or at the very least, there is value in having a residential building lawyer give you strategies to deal with the complexities of this scenario.