Commercial Buildings

Get help with your contract dispute, including non-payment, insurance or defective works claims or damages.

Commercial Building Disputes

If you currently own or if you have contracted for works in relation to a commercial building and are in the middle of a dispute or are concerned at the way things are progressing, in all cases obtaining legal advice with regards to your rights, liabilities and options from the outset will prohibit you from making the wrong move that may expose you to liability or even worse, loose your case.

The key issues explained

In almost all commercial building matters, one party has signed a contract not having obtained any legal advice or otherwise not understanding what their obligations and liabilities are. You may want to terminate a sub-contractor, walk off on a project or have had defective plumbing works or other works undertaken and are unsure of where you stand or what your options are.
Whether you are likely to win your case or otherwise always depends on the facts of the case, the evidence available and consideration of the actions of the parties involved. Getting the right legal advice from the beginning may also result in avoiding having to sue the other party at all.
WheWe will assess your case and advise you on the best way forward so as to ensure that in the event you do go to trial that the parties you are instigating action against have the capacity to honour the order and pay for your costs, or is otherwise insuredther you are likely to win your case or otherwise always depends on the facts of the case, the evidence available and consideration of the actions of the parties involved. Getting the right legal advice from the beginning may also result in avoiding having to sue the other party at all.

Where do you presently stand?

You cannot get yourself out of a situation with the same knowledge that got you into it in the first place. We can assist you with assessing what your best options are and what move to make, if any.
Your current position may not be strong but it could be made stronger with legal advice or otherwise be made worse without the right advice.
Whether you think your situation is doomed or no options are available to you, you can improve your position dramatically with the early intervention of an experienced building and construction and insurance lawyer.

What are your options?

You may miss the limitation period to make a claim, respond to allegations, have orders made against you or worse, expose yourself to liability that you were not aware of.
You can always take action yourself however a successful claim depends on preparation, evidence and knowing what to put forth, understanding of your rights and obligations to successfully navigate your way through Victoria’s enormously complex legal system is imperative.
Every practising lawyer is qualified to provide legal advice however not everyone predominately practices within the area of building and construction and insurance law like we have for over a decade. We have handled thousands of cases and have experience in dealing specifically in the area of building and construction and insurance law.

What are your likely outcomes?

Statutory periods within which you can take action may pass and the problems may be left unchanged or made worse. You may be forced to meet significant costs yourself in order to solve the problems.
You can always take action yourself however a successful claim depends on preparation, evidence and knowing what to put forth, understanding of your rights and obligations to successfully navigate your way through Victoia’s enormously complex legal system is imperative.
Get on a sound footing. A seasoned building and construction and insurance lawyer will be able to tell you how likely you are to be successful in your quest for compensation.

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