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Building and Construction Disputes

Building and Construction Disputes

If a building or construction dispute is impacting your life - whether you are a home owner; builder, sub-contractor or developer - it can be very costly and stressful.

An unresolved building dispute can delay your project and result in massive cost overruns.

If you are left to deal with the consequences of defective building work or incomplete building works, you should be able to take action to make the responsible party rectify those defects, complete construction and/or pay compensation. 

By working with us

Our experienced lawyers can:

  • Explore avenues for timely resolution of your dispute;
  • Investigate whether a breach of building contract and/or professional negligence claim can be made and, if so, against whom;
  • Find the right expert witness to provide technical expertise on your options , and
  • Explore flexible litigation funding options

We can advise you with:

  • Domestic and commercial building disputes including defects and incomplete works;
  • Multi-unit buildings acting for strata and body corporate managers;
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals for building works from Regulatory Authorities, Local Governments or Community Title / Strata Schemes;
  • Adjoining works issues;
  • Contractor disputes with security of payment legislation claims;
  • Builders disciplinary matters;

Our Experience

Our building and construction dispute lawyers have many years of experience in building and construction disputes. 

  • We have considerable experience acting for Victorian owners with homes built on waffle slabs and now impacted by slab heave – see more information here
  • Insurance dispute regarding denial of claims by builders warranty insurers – see more information here

Time Limits

Strict time limits apply to building and construction dispute claims. 

Contact us

If you believe you are entitled to some form of relief including compensation against your builder or engineer due to defective building work or incomplete building works, we recommend you seek independent advice as soon as possible. 

For commercial disputes, Slater and Gordon generally does not act on a no win, no fee basis and a fee may be charged for the initial consultation 

Contact us today by completing the form below.