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The role of an expert witness in a building dispute

If you are involved in a domestic building dispute, whether as a building professional or homeowner, it may be necessary or beneficial to retain an expert witness. The role of an expert witness in a building dispute is to provide READ MORE

Pursuing a domestic building dispute through VCAT

Since the establishment of Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) most domestic building disputes must go through mandatory conciliation processes conducted by DBDRV before proceeding to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Only if a dispute is assessed by READ MORE

Builders Licence Lending – don’t do it!

Entry into the building profession is not granted unless a person has the appropriate qualifications, skills and experience, and has undergone a series of probity checks with the relevant licensing authority. Given the rigorous requirements for obtaining a building licence READ MORE

Builders licensing requirements – who is a “fit and proper person”?

Entry into various professions usually requires that a person be ‘fit and proper’, to be granted, and continue to hold a licence or registration, relevant to that profession. An authority charged with the administration of a registration or licensing scheme READ MORE

Why you should have your domestic building contract reviewed

Whether you are renovating an existing home or building from scratch, most domestic building contracts involve considerable sums of money. In fact, entering a building contract may be one of the most significant financial transactions you undertake.Despite the excitement of READ MORE