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Jun

26

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The BCIPA will affect Construction Contracts […]

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Jun

26

Divided Fences

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CONSTRUCTION OF  A FENCE This is one of the most common sources of neighbor disputes. The Dividing Fences Act 1953 provides the mechanism by which these types of disputes are resolved. The party wishing to construct a fence must serve on the owner of the adjoining land what is known as “Notice to Fence” pursuant […]

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Jun

26

Certificate of Classification Requirement Building Act 1975 (QLD)

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On 23 April 2009 Section 108A of the Building Act 1975 came into effect requiring owners of ‘relevant’ buildings with a Certificate of Classification to conspicuously display the certificate as near as practicable to the building’s main entrance. The penalty for failing to comply with the section is $16,500.   A ‘relevant’ building Section 108A of the […]

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Jun

26

Building Disputes

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In any type of construction, be it residential, commercial or industrial, on a small or large scale, there are many ways in which disputes arise. These disputes may include: Domestic building disputes between a property owner and a residential builder. Commercial Building Disputes Building Disputes between contractors and subcontractors Disputes between builders or property owners […]

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Jun

26

Building a House

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A STRESSFUL EXPERIENCE Building or renovating a house can often be one of the more stressful experiences in one’s life. To ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent it is important to consult your lawyer prior to engaging a builder or entering into a contract with a builder. Our experience is that […]

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Jun

26

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The BCIPA will affect Construction Contracts […]

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Jun

26

Body Corporate Disputes

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COMMUNITY TITLE LIVING Community Title Living is an increasingly popular lifestyle option for a diverse range of people. Owners of a lot in a Community Title Scheme automatically become part of the Body Corporate, which must elect a committee to make decisions about financial management of the scheme and management of the common property. Most […]

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Jun

26

Buying a Property in Queensland

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When buying a property there are several legal issues that must be addressed. These include the contract of sale and the conveyancing process. CONTRACT OF SALE It is important that you obtain independent legal advice prior to signing any contract. If you consult a lawyer prior to entering into a contract we can provide you […]

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