About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we offer the residents of Blacktown and its surrounding suburbs, including Schofields – Nirimba Fields, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Quakers Hill, Riverstone – Vineyard – Grantham Farm, Rooty Hill – Eastern Creek, Seven Hills, and The Ponds, over 13 years of specialised expertise in Fair Trading contract review.
Though we exclusively serve the legal needs of Blacktown residents and its neighbouring areas, our commitment is deeply rooted in providing tailored legal advice, understanding the distinct requirements of homeowners of this region. Our firm stands out with a dedicated team of legal professionals, ensuring personalised service and a commitment to safeguarding your interests in construction law.
Understanding Fair Trading Contracts
The Fair Trading Contract, provided by the New South Wales government, serves as a standardised building contract, ensuring fairness and balance for both homeowners and builders. Regularly updated to mirror legislative changes and industry standards, this contract delineates the work scope, progress payment terms, and dispute resolution mechanisms. It also addresses common concerns like work variations and potential delays. While the Fair Trading Contract is accessible and homeowner-centric, offering clear dispute resolution clauses, it might not cater to all construction types, especially intricate projects. Nevertheless, it stands out as a more homeowner-friendly option compared to other contracts, though some builders might seek greater flexibility.
Engaging with Contracts Specialist for a meticulous contract review ensures:
- An initial consultation to align on your contract and construction expectations.
- An exhaustive examination of the entire contract, with a keen focus on pivotal clauses and stipulations. This review is conducted by our specialist construction lawyers, possessing a deeper understanding of construction law than a general practitioner.
Our legal advice is designed to empower homeowners. We:
- Highlight crucial contract provisions to ensure you manage your contract effectively.
- Offer insights to preempt potential challenges.
- Provide guidance to save both time and money.
- Ensure the construction adheres to industry benchmarks, safeguarding your investment.
Benefits of Our Services
Navigating the intricacies of construction projects for Blacktown and its surrounding areas can be daunting. Misunderstandings and miscommunications can escalate into expensive legal disputes. At Contracts Specialist, our building contract review and advice services offer a myriad of advantages to homeowners, ensuring a smooth construction journey:
Time and Money Savings
Minimising Legal Risks
Meet Our Fair Trading Contract Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our beacon of guidance is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years in construction law, John is a seasoned expert, particularly renowned for his proficiency in Security of Payment and debt recovery for contractors and builders in the NSW domain. His illustrious career boasts roles as a legal counsel for a top-tier Dow 30 construction firm, a Government Solicitor, and the esteemed position of Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW). Furthermore, he pioneered the creation of Small Builders Building Software. John’s prowess spans drafting, reviewing diverse construction contracts, and a profound understanding of construction law across Australia, making him an invaluable asset for Blacktown residents.