Home Owners If you get into a building dispute with your Builder, prior to making an application in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”), you are required to attempt to resolve your dispute with the Builder through NSW Fair Trading. NSW Fair Trading (“Fair Trading”) will then attempt to mediate your dispute. The first …
Building & Construction
At Adams & Partners Lawyers we have a specialist team of Building Lawyers that can assist you with any building matter whether as an Owner or Builder, including but not limited to:- Advising on Contracts; Building Claims in NCAT and/or the Court System; Representation in NCAT/Court System; Drafting Contracts; Security of Payments Act Adjudications; and …
NSW Fair Trading can issue a show cause notice to builders, traders, electricians, plumbers and real estate agents. It is very important to respond to these notices as they can have grave consequences for you.
Questions Asked By Builders Q – Do I need a contract when I build a new home or carry out renovations or extensions for an owner? A. – Yes. It is mandatory that a written contract is entered into under the provisions of the Home Building Regulations 2014. Q. – Do I need Home Warranty Insurance …
Get the right advice! A recent decision of NCAT Appeal Panel raises the importance of obtaining correct legal advice prior to termination of a Building Contract.
Mr Peter Adams scored a win in May this year when he assisted his client in recovering his building license.
The Law recognises oral (parole) contracts and will enforce those contracts subject to the principles of parole evidence. The Courts recognise that a contract can be in writing, partly in writing, partly oral or totally oral.
Peter Adams, the Managing Director of Adams & Partners lawyers has been associated with the HIA since 1983. Peter is currently a Panel solicitor for the HIA and recently was asked to give a talk at the HIA Home Show at Darling Harbour on the 16th May 2013 on Client Involvement in the building work. The following is a brief summary of what was spoken about and if you would like the full paper please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Calderbank Offers: Removing the Problem of Disproportionate Costs Orders Following a building dispute, it is common for the negligent party to submit a “Calderbank offer” to the plaintiff. A “Calderbank offer” provides a financial or other incentive to the plaintiff to settle outside of the court system.