Building Defects

Issues Faced by Owners Corporations When Dealing With Construction Contracts

Owners corporations often enter into construction contracts with builders, architects, project managers, contract administrators and other contractors, dealing with a wide range of issues, such as adding to or altering the structures erected on the property, repairs and upgrade works.

Settlement and Costs in Building Defect Claims

Managing costs is an important aspect of building defect claims. The Supreme Court recently considered this.

New tool to help owners recover costs in defects claims

Joint Venture Agreements and Proportionate Liability Claims in Building Defect Matters

Changes and counterbalancing measures for residential building defects claims

Joint venture arrangements

The case of Ace Woollahra Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan 61424 & Anor [2010] NSWCA 101 provided that where a builder contracted with a non-land owning joint venturer the statutory warranties against the builder were displaced and left real questions on the ability to rely on the home warranty insurance.

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