Building Contract Disputes

Building contracts often involve specialised procedures to determine the rights and liabilities of the parties, including mechanisms by which costs and time limitations may be extended.

Building contracts disputes can also be different to other contractual disputes in that parties to these disputes may have access to specialised dispute resolution processes such as complaints to the Building Commission and adjudications pursuant to the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011 (WA) (“BSCRA Act”).

Rowe Bristol Lawyers is experienced at providing legal advice and services in relation to building contracts disputes, including:

  • claims of builders failing to complete projects within budget without valid justifications provided for by the contract;
  • claims of builders failing to complete projects within the time period allocated by the contract subject to valid extensions of time provided for by the contract;
  • claims of builders requiring progress payments or refusing to provide access to the site without having reached the corresponding milestones;
  • claims of disputes as to the necessary quality of workmanship and the party who should be liable for such defects;
  • claims of builders having become insolvent prior to the completion of the project; and
  • claims of quantification of damages suffered as a result of the breach of a building contract.

If you require legal advice in relation to building contract disputes, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a meeting so that we may consider your specific circumstances.

The above information is provided as general information only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  The accuracy of this information may have changed from the date when it was published.