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 25 years litigation experience to bring to that fight. Some of the matters we commonly advise on include:

  • Façade cracking;
  • Combustible cladding;
  • Fire and life safety issues;
  • Access by adjoining owners (ie agreeing to permanent or temporary access for rock anchors, cranes, scaffolding, hoarding, 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.


02 8706 7060

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Suite 9.01
46 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000


02 4032 7990

02 8706 7061

591 Glebe Rd
Adamstown NSW 2289


02 6140 3270

02 8706 7061

Level 5, 15 Moore Street
Canberra City ACT 2600