Building & Construction

Variations Not Under A Building Contract

CAN YOU CLAIM FOR VARIATIONS THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE BUILDING CONTRACT? Yes. The building contract has a specific process that the Builder and the Homeowner needs to follow, in particular the builder. However, this does not always happen. If the builder has carried out variation works without following the process …

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Building Law in Penrith, Parramatta & Hawkesbury

Adams & Partners Lawyers (“APL”) provides specialist advice on building law in the Penrith, Parramatta and Hawkesbury areas. APL operates legal offices in both Penrith and Parramatta. A topic that raises its heads regularly is when do I need Home Warranty Insurance? The NSW Government requires Builders and Tradespersons to take out Home Warranty Insurance …

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Your Questions Answered – Termination of a Residential Building Contract in NSW

Here are some of the common questions we get asked about terminating a residential building contract in NSW: Q: Can an Owner terminate/cancel a Building Contract after it has been signed by both Parties without penalty where the Contract is for an amount in excess of $20,000.00? A: Yes, providing the Owner cancels the Contract …

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Residential Building Appeals in NCAT

Introduction Appeals from a NCAT Decision involving Building disputes are normally dealt with by way of on internal appeal to the NCAT Appeal Panel; Appeals need to be filed within twenty-eight [28] days of the original decision; The Process is relatively quick, with a hearing normally within three [3] – four [4] months of an …

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Building Disputes with Home Owners or Builders

Building Disputes with Home Owners or Builders   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 …

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FAQs – Building Law 2019

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 …

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Dealing with a "Show Cause Notice" from NSW Fair Trading

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. 

Building and Construction – FAQs

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 …

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Termination of Building Contracts – Take Care!

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. 

Peter Adams restores his client's building license

Mr Peter Adams scored a win in May this year when he assisted his client in recovering his building license. 

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