This article provides guidance to homeowners regarding their rights and obligations under residential building contracts, specifically in cases of breach of contract and termination. It cites the recent case of Kapeller v BH Australia Pty Ltd  NSWCATCD 20 as an example of a dispute that left homeowners in a difficult position after the builder abandoned work before completion.
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Legal Options for NSW Homeowners Facing Defective Residential Building Work: Insights From the Case of Martignago v Visual Building Construction Pty Ltd 
The Martignago v Visual Building Construction Pty Ltd case highlights the importance of building warranties and the legal rights of homeowners in NSW. In this article, we will discuss the implications of the case, the warranties implied by law, and what homeowners can do if they encounter defective building work.
Contract Clauses for Homeowners to Manage Defects, as Gleaned From the Case of Owners v Binah Constructions PL
Building defects can be a costly and stressful nightmare for homeowners in NSW, as seen in the case of Owners v Binah Constructions PL. Proper contract clauses are crucial in managing such risks, protecting against defective workmanship and materials, and providing a clear course of action in disputes with builders or contractors. This article highlights key contract clauses that NSW homeowners should consider before embarking on a building project.
Building Defects and Disputes with Builders: Lessons from the case of Owners SP v Binah Constructions PL
As a homeowner, it is important to be aware of your rights and legal options when facing building defects and disputes with builders or contractors. The process of filing a claim or appealing a decision related to these disputes can be complex and overwhelming, especially for those without legal expertise. Fortunately, there are legal principles and precedents that can guide homeowners through these situations. One such precedent is the case of Owners SP v Binah Constructions PL, which provides valuable insights into the legal processes and principles governing building disputes. In this article, we will examine the key lessons that can be learned from this case and how they can be applied to help homeowners protect their rights and interests in similar situations.
As a construction lawyer, I’ve seen many disputes between homeowners and councils in Sydney. Council approval is a complex process that must be followed. The recent case of Boulus Constructions Pty Ltd v Warrumbungle Shire Council, shows the importance of complying with regulations and seeking professional advice. Homeowners must understand the legal requirements and consequences of non-compliance. This article provides key considerations based on lessons from this case.
As a construction lawyer, I’ve witnessed homeowners suffer financial losses due to solar energy companies. Bell Solar Pty Ltd T/as Sunboost v Anderson  NSWCATAP 278 demonstrates the significance of due diligence when selecting a solar company. If you’re a Sydney homeowner planning to install solar panels, learn how to protect yourself from fraudulent companies. In this article, we’ll provide crucial information to help you make informed decisions when engaging solar companies.
The NCAT has dismissed an appeal brought against a builder for defective workmanship, highlighting the importance of proper inspection and documentation when entering into a construction contract. As a homeowner, it is important to understand your rights and obligations when it comes to building defects. The case of Bajimaya v Reward Homes Pty Ltd  NSWCATAP 297 highlights the importance of proper inspection and documentation when building a home.
Are you a Sydney homeowner with a poorly constructed dream home or costly defects? You’re not alone, as construction disputes with builders are common. However, homeowners have legal options, such as the Bellgrove v Eldridge  HCA 36 case. This article shares valuable insights from the case to help navigate the complexities of construction disputes.
Homeowners in New South Wales can manage risks and allow for contract termination by including clauses such as Quality of Work and Materials, Completion of Work, Termination for Breach, and Termination for Convenience. These clauses should be reviewed and customised by a qualified attorney to fit the specific needs of the project.
Homeowners have the right to expect quality construction work from builders. But what if the builder doesn’t deliver and you want to claim damages? Understanding the legal principles of damages claims is crucial, especially the case of Brewarrina Shire Council v Beckhaus Civil Pty Ltd & 1 Or  NSWCA 248. This article offers a guide to help homeowners navigate the claims process.