Understanding Your Rights
Steps to Take if You Suspect Defective Building Works
Negotiating a Settlement
Before commencing legal proceedings, it is always best to try to negotiate a settlement with the builder. You should provide them with a copy of the expert report and give them the opportunity to rectify the defects. If they refuse, you may need to commence legal proceedings.
Commencing Legal Proceedings
If you decide to commence legal proceedings, you must do so within the limitation period. In New South Wales, the limitation period is six years from the date of completion of the building work. It is important to seek legal advice promptly to ensure that your claim is not time-barred.