Building & Construction Disputes
Acting for builders, subcontractors and property owners alike, we regularly navigate through a wide range of building and construction law disputes for our diverse client base.
The following are common issues arising from building and construction disputes in the ACT, with dispute resolution procedures often fixed by contractual schemas within industry pro-forma contracts:
- claims under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2009
- builder variations to a building or construction contract
- extension of time disputes
- termination rights by owners
- payment disputes, particularly in reference to progress payment milestones
- practical completion and warranty issues.
If you have an enquiry relating to a claim under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2009, or are seeking advice in respect to that scheme or for a building and construction dispute generally, please contact us.*
*As strict time limits can apply under ACT laws for such matters, we recommend moving quickly. We will consider your circumstances, and contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps.
Articles from our team
- Whose right to payments? ACT Building Contract protects homeowners from claims for payment by subcontract
- Relating to case: Liu v A&A Martins Pty Ltd  ACTCA 8
- Disproportionate Apportionment? A caution to defendant involved in claims under the Building Act 2004 (ACT).
- Decisions, Decisions: Adjudicator decisions and non-jurisdictional errors
- Pitfalls in responding to defective sub-contractor construction