About Our Law Firm
What is the Home Building Act?
The Home Building Act 1989 stands as a pivotal legislation governing residential building and construction endeavours at Sydney and its surrounding suburbs. This act serves a dual purpose: firstly, it mandates homeowners to collaborate with licensed builders and contractors, ensuring the work is executed with utmost safety and expertise. Secondly, it stipulates that home building contracts encompass statutory warranties, comprehensive insurance, and vital details, all designed to fortify the rights and interests of homeowners of areas like Waterloo – Zetland, Surry Hills, Redfern, Pyrmont, and Glebe.
Matters Your Home Building Act Lawyer Can Help With
Navigating the intricacies of home building in Sydney and its neighbouring areas can be complex. Our expertise in the Home Building Act ensures guidance in various matters, including:
- Home Building Contracts: Comprehensive review and advice on HIA, Master Builder, and Fair Trading contracts.
- Home Building Defects Rectification: Addressing and resolving construction flaws.
- Statutory Warranties: Ensuring adherence to mandated guarantees.
- Home Building Insurance: Guidance on safeguarding your property investments.
- Debt Recovery: Assisting in reclaiming owed amounts.
- Variations: Addressing changes in contracts or construction plans.
- Notice of Suspending and Terminating Work: Guidance on work halts or terminations.
- NCAT Dispute Resolution and Representation: Expert representation in tribunal disputes.
At Contracts Specialist, our dedicated Home Building Act Lawyers are adept at representing clients in matters concerning compliance with the Home Building Act and associated legislations. Our services encompass:
- Defects and Incomplete Works: Addressing construction flaws and unfinished projects.
- Quantum Meruit Claims: Assisting in claims for reasonable payment for services rendered.
- Variations: Expertise in handling changes to initial contracts or construction plans.
Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of lodging and resolving disputes under the Home Building Act via the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and throughout the court system. We predominantly represent Homeowners and Builders under the Master Builders, HIA, and Office of Fair Trading Contracts.
Meet Our Home Building Act Lawyer
Introducing our Principal Lawyer at Contracts Specialist, John Dela Cruz, a distinguished figure in construction law with an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years. John’s prowess extends beyond mere legal counsel; he has served as a pivotal legal figure for a Dow 30 construction entity, assumed the role of a Government Solicitor, and held the esteemed position of Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW). Furthermore, he pioneered the Small Builders Building Software. John’s vast expertise encompasses drafting and reviewing a myriad of construction contracts, from residential to commercial, ensuring comprehensive legal guidance for homeowners and contractors across NSW.
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Charting Your Legal Pathway
While Contracts Specialists may not be physically located in Sydney and its surrounding suburbs like Waterloo – Zetland, Surry Hills, Redfern, Pyrmont, and Glebe, we are fully licensed to serve and represent clients in these areas.
Every construction contract presents its unique set of challenges. The intricacies of variations and quantum meruit claims demand a specialised understanding. Facing such challenges can be daunting, but you don’t have to navigate them alone. With over a decade of dedicated experience in construction law, I’ve guided homeowners, builders, and contractors through their contractual rights, potential risks, and obligations. We extend our expertise in offering legal counsel and representation across various residential construction scenarios. Don’t let legal complexities overshadow your project’s potential. Schedule your complimentary initial consultation with us and let’s chart your legal pathway together.