About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we are dedicated to serving the builders and contractors of Burwood and the surrounding areas including Burwood Heights, Croydon, Croydon Park, Enfield, and Strathfield. Leveraging over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery, we are adept in navigating the intricacies of Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation processes.
Our firm stands on a strong foundation of providing tailored legal advice, understanding the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals in the construction industry. We are here to offer you a legal service that is both personalised and proficient, ensuring your peace of mind in debt recovery matters.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the construction industry, it is not uncommon to face situations where payments are overdue. At Contracts Specialist, we guide builders and contractors for the Burwood and the nearby areas of Burwood Heights, Croydon, Croydon Park, Enfield, and Strathfield through the various avenues available for debt recovery, including:
- Issuing a letter of demand
- Utilising statutory demands
- Engaging in alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
- Seeking assistance through NSW tribunals or courts
We are here to assist you in recovering the debts owed to you efficiently and effectively.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand serves as a formal request urging the repayment of a debt accrued from construction work or services rendered. This initial step, taken before any legal actions, aims to resolve payment issues promptly, potentially avoiding court intervention.
Utilising the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we assist you in issuing compliant payment claims. This ensures regular and prompt payments for your construction work and related services, even in the absence of progress payment provisions in your contract.
When disagreements over payment schedules arise or payments are delayed, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step, undertaken before resorting to court proceedings, facilitates a quicker resolution.
Tribunal and Court
If necessary, we stand by you in navigating the legal pathways through the NCAT or court proceedings. Our assistance encompasses drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring you move through the complex legal landscape with adherence to all necessary regulations and time frames.
Our services are grounded in over 13 years of experience in construction law, offering you the most effective pathways to recover your debts.
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Meet John Dela Cruz, the Principal Lawyer at Contracts Specialist, a seasoned expert with over 13 years of experience in construction law. John has a rich background, including serving as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and founding Small Builders Building Software. Specialising in Security of Payment and debt recovery services, he is dedicated to assisting contractors and builders for Burwood and the surrounding areas, leveraging his extensive knowledge to provide tailored solutions in the NSW construction industry.
Get Legal Advice
Understanding the debt recovery process is vital for building and construction contractors. Navigating the gap between completing work and securing payment requires expertise. At Contracts Specialist, we are here to guide you through both non-court and court options, helping you make informed decisions on the best course of action for your specific circumstances in the Burwood region and beyond. Let us empower you with the right advice to address your debt recovery needs effectively.
Secure Your Payments in Burwood: Your Path Forward
Ensuring timely payment for construction work or materials supplied in Burwood and the neighbouring areas of Burwood Heights, Croydon, Croydon Park, Enfield, and Strathfield demands expert guidance. Our firm is dedicated to aiding contractors in these regions with top-notch legal advice and representation. Embark on the journey to secure what you are owed swiftly by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out today to explore how we can facilitate your path to financial security.