About Our Law Firm
At our law firm, we proudly offer our extensive expertise in construction law to the residents of Surry Hills and the surrounding suburbs of Darlinghurst, Chippendale, Haymarket, Moore Park, Paddington, Redfern, Waterloo, Ultimo, and Alexandria. Led by John Dela Cruz, one of Australia’s most experienced construction lawyers with over 13 years of specialised practice, we are committed to providing tailored legal solutions for matters involving defects in home building and renovation. While not physically located in Surry Hills, our virtual legal services allow us to efficiently represent clients in NSW courts and offer seamless direct communication with our principal attorney. Rely on our exceptional track record, 4.9-star rating, and positive client testimonials, as a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering top-notch service and achieving favourable outcomes for our valued clients.
What is a Building Defect?
In the realm of construction law, a building defect refers to an imperfection or flaw in a major element of a building. As per the Home Building Act, a major defect may arise from faulty design, workmanship, materials, or non-compliance with structural performance requirements outlined in the National Construction Code, or a combination thereof.
To be categorised as a major defect, the flaw must result in or have the potential to lead to one of the following:
- Rendering the building or a portion of it uninhabitable or unfit for its intended purpose.
- Causing the destruction of the building, or any part thereof.
- Presenting a threat of the building or any part of it collapsing, posing serious safety risks.
Identifying and addressing building defects promptly is crucial to safeguard the integrity and safety of the structure.
What Are Common Building Defects in Residential Construction?
In the realm of residential construction, several common major defects may arise, posing substantial concerns for homeowners. Notable examples include significant structural cracks, major roof leaks, extensive water penetration due to failed waterproofing or windows, and structural defects in load-bearing walls.
It is vital to recognize that a defect being classified as major carries significant implications for homeowners. Such defects can render a home unsafe for occupancy, diminish its market value, and subject homeowners to considerable emotional and financial stress. As per the Home Building Act, affected homeowners have access to specific legal remedies, which may involve obtaining monetary damages and rectification work orders to address the defective works and restore the property’s integrity.
Contract Review and Advice
Our Construction Defect Lawyer is proficient in conducting thorough contract reviews to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and protect your legal rights. We provide expert advice on the legal implications of construction contracts, assisting you in making informed decisions and mitigating potential risks.
Building Dispute Resolution
At Contracts Specialist, we understand the frustration and complexities that building disputes can entail. Our skilled lawyer is well-versed in dispute resolution techniques, and we work diligently to mediate, negotiate, or litigate, if necessary, to achieve efficient and cost-effective resolutions for our clients.
When construction defects jeopardise the integrity of your project, our Construction Defect Lawyer can guide you through the process of legally terminating contracts. We assist in navigating contractual provisions and relevant laws to protect your interests and ensure a smooth termination.
NCAT (NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal) and Court
Why Choose Us
Why should you engage a building and construction lawyer who is based outside, but services Surry Hills and its surrounding suburbs of Darlinghurst, Chippendale, Haymarket, Moore Park, Paddington, Redfern, Waterloo, Ultimo, Alexandria?
Limited Local Service Providers: Smaller towns may have limited legal service providers, potentially leading to conflicts of interest if the lawyer you engage has a relationship with the opposing party in your dispute.
Conflict-Free Expertise: Opt for a specialist from out of town like our law firm, serving Surry Hills and nearby areas, to ensure no potential conflicts and an unbiased representation.
Specialised Construction Lawyer: At Contracts Specialist, we solely focus on construction law matters, offering a depth of expertise that local generalist lawyers may lack in niche construction law issues.
Deep Understanding of Homeowner Issues: We prioritise working with homeowners, enabling us to understand their specific challenges during construction projects, leading to tailored and effective legal solutions.
Direct Communication with the Principal: With us, you directly communicate with the principal attorney handling your case, fostering transparent and robust client-attorney relationships for better outcomes.
Technologically Advanced Approach: Our firm leverages modern technology for efficient communication, providing real-time updates and ongoing advice to keep you well-informed throughout your case.
Stellar Reputation: Our dedication to delivering exceptional legal services has earned us a 4.9-star rating and glowing testimonials from satisfied clients on our Google Business page.
Choose Contracts Specialist to partner with experienced construction lawyers who will diligently advocate for your rights and protect your interests throughout your construction project in Surry Hills and its surrounding suburbs.
Free 15-Minute Consultation
Navigating construction law matters can be daunting. To support homeowners in Surry Hills and surrounding suburbs, we offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. Gain initial legal insights, discuss potential issues, and understand our approach to your case. Don’t miss this chance to engage with our experienced lawyer and address your construction law needs, be it contract disputes or compliance concerns. Schedule your consultation today via phone or email, and let us guide you through your legal journey with confidence and peace of mind.
Safeguarding Your Construction Projects in Surry Hills: Embrace the Next Move
Protecting your interests in Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Chippendale, Haymarket, Moore Park, Paddington, Redfern, Waterloo, Ultimo, Alexandria, and surrounding areas demands specialised expertise. Our law firm is dedicated to providing expert legal advice and representation for homeowners in these locations. Take the initial step towards securing your construction projects by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Contact us now to explore how our construction law services can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your project.