Engaging a builder can be a long and difficult process. We understand you want to proceed quickly, but not getting advice on the contract could leave you financially exposed and disadvantaged.
The building process can become frustrating if you don’t understand the legalities and what’s included in the contract. There are many building industry specific terms and processes that we walk you through as part of our advice. This way you know what to expect when building your house or renewing your companies building contracts.
Before landowners sign a building contract, we recommend getting contract advice from an experience building lawyer. It is important that you understand your obligations and liabilities but most importantly, those of the builder.
This will provide you clear understanding of the contract and terms and conditions as well as the process of building, before, during and after construction has completed.
We can assist to prepare and draft special conditions for the contract to include any additional rights, liabilities or duties. Our lawyers may also recommend that you revise or remove certain clauses to make them clearer.
Building is a process and there are stages and terms that apply to the contract. Getting advice will ensure that you understand what the stages are and what is required or permitted in terms of payment requests, variations, extensions of time and more.