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Property Law

Bannermans Lawyers as a property specialists endeavour to assist both strata and homeowners.

We understand that there are many times in purchasing, owning, and selling home that you may require legal support.

We endeavour to assist you in a cost effective and timely manner and happy to offer a free 15-minute initial consult at the beginning of your matter. The services we offer property owners include:

Building Contract Advice

We offer advice for property owners looking to enter into building contracts both small ($5,000 – $20,000 in value) and large (over $20,000) for:

  • Building new homes (from start to finish)
  • Renovations
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Design work

We can provide specialist advice on standard form contracts and bespoke contracts and navigating problematic issues and pitfalls.

*Remember – Residential contracts are heavily favoured toward builders. Therefore, legal advice should be sought before considering signing a contract with them.

Building Contract Disputes

We can assist with navigating contractual disputes in relation to contracts of all sizes including the following common issues:

  • Completion and performance of works
  • Suspension or stoppage of works
  • Timing and delivery of works
  • Claims for incomplete or defective works
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Security of Payment claims and monetary disputes

Most importantly as of recent legislative changes, the Security of Payment regime now applies to residential work and therefore it is important that security of payment claims is responded to promptly.

Building Defect Claims

Bannermans Lawyers understands the frustrations and concerns when owners discover building defects. With our team of knowledgeable experts, we help all types of properties, from multi-storey unit blocks to free standing homes. Our goal is always to resolve your defects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We specialise in assisting homeowners with Building Defects claims including:

  • Including complaints and Tribunal and Court proceedings
  • Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Advice on applicable statutory warranty periods
  • Home Building Act 1989 advice
  • 10-year Retrospective rights advice

Our Claim Process

Preliminary Advice

Bannermans providing advice and determining who is responsible for the defect and the statutory warranty period.

Settlement Discussions

Bannermans attempting to settle and resolve the defects claim prior to litigation.

Commencing Proceedings

As a last resort Bannermans to commence litigation to resolve defects.

Our Services

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