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BuilDevelop Property and Legal, Sydney building and construction lawyers, strategies for investors & contracting parties

BUILDEVELOP LEGAL        

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(02) 8957 2566

BUILDERS: AVOID BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT DISPUTES

CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS PROVIDING DEFENSIVE LEGAL ADVICE FOCUSED ON THE SUCCESS OF YOUR PROJECT

Let's have a chat about your contracts. We don't charge for our first meeting whilst we learn about your business.

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BUILDER SERVICES

Defensive legal advice for builders entering, running and disputing multi-unit and commercial / industrial building contracts

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Entering Contracts

The NSW Home Building Act 1989 regulates builders and trades by requiring them to be licensed to do residential building and other work. It also mandates the disclosures and terms which must be included in home building contracts.

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Developers of commercial and industrial projects establish purpose formed structured entities to contract with builders. They will seek terms favourable to them and to their financiers. Amendments may be sought to restrict the builders rights to exercise the time, claim and dispute procedures in standard form contracts. Third parties may be appointed to supervise the contract on behalf of the developer.

 

Our construction lawyers advise builders as to the terms terms of their contracts, assisting them to assess their risk before committing to undertake a project. 

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Running Contracts

Builders should document, document and further document the administration of their commercial and industrial contracts. Robust contract administration is required by the builder.

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Claims for progress payments, variations, EOT's, and prime cost and provisional sum adjustments should be made in a timely manner and be supported by documents. Notices of suspension, dispute or practical completion should be correctly served and be made in conformity with the procedures in the contract.

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Payment Claims and adjudication can be sought under the NSW Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 1999 (SOP Act) should be pursued.

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We advise builders as specific issues arise or upon a continuing basis during the build.

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See: Building industry links and contacts

Dispute Resolution

Cash flow is the life blood of a builder. The cost, time and effort of prosecuting a home owner or developer is detrimental to the day to day running of a construction business and could be fatal to its survival.

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The dispute resolution procedures in contracts should be pursued. Protection from contract cancellation and liquidated damages should be sought under the provisions of the SOP Act.

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Unresolved disputes can be escalated to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or through the Local, District and Supreme Courts depending on the nature and value of the claims in dispute.

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Our construction lawyers assist builders to follow the dispute resolution procedures in their contract, to engage the protection of the SOP Act, and to bring or defend a claim through NCAT or in the courts.

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Law Firm

OUR TEAM

Rodney Freeman
Barrister

Phontos Legal, building and construction lawyers, avoid disputes, strategies for owners, builders and developers
Phontos Legal, building and construction lawyers, avoid disputes, strategies for owners, builders and developers

We are lawyers who have worked on building sites from a young age. 

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Since then, we've managed residential builders, developers, construction contracts and subcontracts.

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We've acted on building disputes from arbitration, mediation and security for payments to tribunals and courts.

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With our specialist consultants who have decades of experience, we can address all potential issues throughout the land acquisition, approval and build process. 

Complete in 8 minutes!

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Our unique FREE interactive building contract health check asks you just over 20 questions. 

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Let's assess your time and money management together with your administration to score the health of your building contract.

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We only ask about common contract terms, not the party names or the address of the project.

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Your health check is emailed to you after you submit your answers.

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what you MUST know about your building contract

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WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE

We can review and give you guidance on what should or should not be done on your residential / commercial construction project or development project on a fixed fee (task) basis.

BuilDevelop Legal, building and construction lawyers, avoid disputes, strategies for owners, builders and developers

We can advise on your project's management / administration upon a monthly subscription basis.

Our aim is to prevent defect, money and time claims contested by adjudication or litigation - if they arise, we offer negotiated staged task based fees for our work.

BuilDevelop Legal

Suite C

34 Suakin Drive 

Mosman NSW 2088

Australia

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(02) 8957 2566

Email: legal@buildevelop.com

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