Building Defect Disputes

Building defects disputes are expensive in terms of money, time and effort.

Kerin Benson Lawyers uses a collaborative approach to resolving building defect disputes which brings certainty and control to defects rectification. It is the cornerstone of our practice to resolve disputes as justly, quickly and cheaply as possible.

This collaborative approach essentially involves engaging experts and using them in a way that gains rapport with other parties and therefore facilitates a commercially sensible, direct and practical solution. We actively avoid, as much as possible, an adversarial approach and focus on getting defects rectified rather than having a fight about defects.

But if a fight is required, our team has over 20 years litigation experience to bring to that fight. Some of the matters we commonly advise on include:

  • Water ingress to buildings, especially involving balconies and basement carparks;
  • Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act disputes;
  • Adjoining land disputes (ie agreeing to permanent or temporary access for cranes, scaffolding, services, etc);
  • Retaining wall disputes involving neighbours;
  • Local Council Orders (under s. 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)); and
  • General Environment and Planning issues.

Please contact Christopher Kerin in relation to building defect disputes.