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Building Dispute Lawyer – Brisbane

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We are specialist Building and Construction Lawyers servicing
the greater Brisbane region

We help home owners, builders and contractors with their construction law disputes and advice.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 provides every building owner statutory warranties into their domestic building contract. We assist building owners with all stages of the dispute resolution process.

We review and advise building owners under the QBCC Act. We issue contract notices including breach and termination notices. We assist with the QBCC process. We advise and represent building owners in the QCAT and court of competent jurisdiction.

We guide building owners on how to improve their prospects of achieving their goals. This includes engaging building experts as independent expert witness for court and QCAT proceedings and QBCC dispute resolution process.

Building Disputes our Construction Lawyers can help you with

Residential Building Disputes

Residential or home building refers to any building work done by a contractor or tradesperson, such as: the construction of a new home the alteration or renovation of a dwelling such as building an extension to an already existing home or structure updating a bathroom or kitchen. Our building dispute lawyer has extensive experience and knowledge in handling residential building cases. That’s why you can be assured that we have handled a case similar to yours.

Non-Residential Building Disputes

Commercial Building Disputes happen when a consumer, contractor, subcontractor or other building industry professional has a complaint related to domestic or commercial building work. This can be about an unpaid debt, the performance of the work, about the construction contract for the work, or a claim of negligence, nuisance or trespass other than a claim for personal injuries. The dispute may be between: a building owner and a building contractor two or more building contractors a building owner or a building contractor, and architects, engineers, surveyors, quantity surveyors, electricians or electrical contractors, or suppliers and manufacturers of materials used in the building work

Payment Disputes

Payment issues are rampant in the building and construction industry. These issues arise from delayed payments, short payments, and non-payments. To resolve this, you can apply for adjudication under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act. There are steps to follow and factors to consider before deciding to resort to adjudication or entering a court judgement. Our building dispute lawyer can advise you on how you can deal with your payment problems and recover your debt immediately.

Contract Disputes

Construction contracts may also cause unwanted disputes by simply being vague or badly written. This could lead to misunderstandings and could greatly affect the building project. We deal with all kinds of building contracts such as Residential, Commercial, Lump Sum, and Cost Plus. We can help you draft and review these contracts for you.


A variation refers to any adjustments made to the scope of works in a construction contract. Details may be added, substituted or omitted from the original scope of works. All variations must be in form of writing. However, there are times when builders do not follow the proper procedure, so when they ask to be paid more money, the clients or homeowners refuse to do so. In some cases, homeowners expect results that are way beyond their budget. As an expert in construction law, our building dispute lawyer knows how to navigate through such situations. We will go over your construction contract and see what can be done to rectify the situation.

QCAT and in the Courts

It is your legal right to have your building dispute case move forward to the QCAT or in the courts and have it resolved as quickly as possible. Tribunals are inexpensive, quicker, and less tedious compared to court processes. A building dispute lawyer can advise you every step of the way on how you can defend yourself in the tribunal and deal with the legal process of resolving your situation.

Here’s how our Building Dispute Lawyer can help you

John Dela Cruz - Construction Lawyer Brisbane