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Building work within a Strata Scheme may be initiated by the Owners Corporation, or by an individual property owner who is commissioning building work within their own unit (with the permission of the Owners Corporation). Disputes between builders and those who retain them, can sometimes occur, requiring the specialist expertise of a building and construction lawyer.
Disputes in relation to building for a single owner or a couple is one thing but building disputes which relate to an Owners Corporation where there are very many different owners with different expectations means and abilities are very difficult and require proper management of the dispute. Watson & Watson are experienced in such disputes.
Disputes may arise as a result of:
Watson & Watson lawyers are experienced in contract law and can ensure that the building contract is drawn up correctly, negotiate any amendments on your behalf, and help you to understand the terms. Building contracts can be complex, including architect and engineer plans, and council development application consent documents. Getting advice is important.
Watson & Watson are experts in strata legislation and how it applies to building works, and can help you to resolve any disputes that may arise during the course of the work or as a result of defective or incomplete building work by existing builders or previous builders. Watson & Watson can represent you in Court or Tribunals such as the Consumer Trader & Tenancy Tribunal.
Watson & Watson's clients include owners of strata title lots, Owners Corporations, Executive Committees, builders, subcontractors, architects, consultants, contractors and/or various parties involved with building and construction undertakings.
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