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Building Defects

Expert Building Defects Lawyers to Manage and Resolve Your Disputes

Construction Legal is highly experienced and technically skilled in matters involving building defects. We act for a wide array of clients on both sides of a building contract, including property owners, developers, builders, owner-builders, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and project managers. It is our aim to provide you with commercially sound solutions that seek to avoid long drawn out matters, and to get you or your business back on track. Our building defects lawyers will assist you to resolve any type of building defects, from initial commercial strategies to negotiating resolutions, to managing complex litigations.

Scope of Services

  • Legislative regime of Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)
  • Major and minor building defects
  • Residential, commercial, or industrial building defects
  • Breach of building contract and non-performance
  • Home warranty claims and home warranty insurance claims
  • Payment claims, variation claims, payment schedules
  • Security of Payment Act claims
  • Negotiating settlement and alternative dispute resolution
  • Building and construction litigation
  • Initiating or defending claims in NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

Our established presence in the building and construction industry has allowed us gain ready access to a range of building industry experts including architects, construction consultants, quantity surveyors, engineers, claims consultants, town planners and other industry specialists to assist you with progressing your matter forward.

Jessica Rippon, our principal solicitor, has a lot to say about the current building crisis and have lodged a submission to the NSW Shoebridge enquiry.

* Please note that your consultation will not constitute legal advice. We are unable to provide legal advice without a signed retainer as per Law Society regulations.

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“We engaged Jessica to advise us our rights and legal situation in dealing with both the builder and developer responsible for multiple major construction defects in our complex. Jessica went way and above our expectation in terms of providing advice and possible alternatives. We found her advice and support excellent and would highly recommend her and her team.”


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Our team of construction lawyers manage and resolve home building defects disputes every day. We will ensure you get the best outcome.