12.04
2021
Thinking of joining the Owner-Builder club? Think again!

Thinking of joining the Owner-Builder club? Think again!

We all love a good renovation show but reality television has a lot to answer for the proliferation of DIY’ers enthusiastically slipping on the steel caps and strapping on the tool belt to tackle their own home building project. If your favourite home improvement show has you feeling inspired to...
11.03
2021
What you need to know about your building contract, before you sign on the dotted line

What you need to know about your building contract, before you sign on the dotted line

Just as there are different building projects, there are also different building contracts – each designed to ensure everyone’s rights and responsibilities are covered. Choosing the wrong one could prove perilous for your project and your wallet. Not all building contracts are created equally The most common type of contract...
04.12
2020
From building wars to Home Sweet Home: how to resolve a dispute with your builder

From building wars to Home Sweet Home: how to resolve a dispute with your builder

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law – whatever can go wrong will go wrong – and that is certainly true of the construction industry. The most common building disputes between a home owner and builder involve defective workmanship or money – and sometimes it’s both. Regardless of the nature of the...
18.11
2020
Buyer beware: a home buyer’s nightmare thwarted in the nick of time

Buyer beware: a home buyer’s nightmare thwarted in the nick of time

When Maria and her husband inspected a 50-year-old home on the market in Sydney’s south west, they expected to come across some flaws and imperfections – after all, it was an ageing property. It wasn’t until they read about a myriad of costly and challenging gremlins in a pre-purchase inspection...
02.08
2020
Pre-handover Inspection: what you need to know before you move into your new home

Pre-handover Inspection: what you need to know before you move into your new home

After months of excitedly waiting, your dream home has finally been built and it’s now time to move in. But don’t rush to pop the cork on that bottle of champagne that has patiently been chilling; the celebrations must wait. Whether you are holding the keys to a new build...
07.07
2020

From dream home build to nightmare dispute: the expert witness report you need for a successful resolution

Like so many before you, you’ve embarked on the great Australian dream of building your own home. But what started out as the perfect build can easily turn into a nightmare. When it comes to residential builds, it’s inevitable that sometimes things go pear-shaped. Disputes and disagreements between clients and...