BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Our lawyers aim to give common sense legal advice to cover all stages of the building process including the formation of construction contracts through to the resolution of building disputes.
We act for property developers, homeowners, builders, subcontractors, and associated professionals such as architects and engineers. We can advise clients on construction contracts and look to find creative, practical solutions to any problems that may arise during the building process.
We have represented builders, subcontractors, and building owners (both commercial and residential) in all courts including the Building List of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and have acted for a variety of subcontractors and principals in disputes arising under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 and Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.
Our team regularly provides advice in the following areas:
Residential and commercial building contracts.
Issues arising under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act including minimum financial requirements and licensing issues.
Claims by subcontractors.
Making and responding to claims under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act.
Noise, disturbance, or structural complaints by neighbors in respect of building projects.
Building disputes and complaints to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
The reviews of decisions made by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
Mediation or the alternative resolution of building disputes.
Building covenants on small or large scale developments.
Debt recovery for builders, engineers, architects, and subcontractors.
Defective building claims against builders, architects, or engineers.
Shand Taylor Lawyers is a member of the Queensland Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association, Property Council of Australia, Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld Division), and Strata Community Australia. We are happy to provide assistance to members of those organizations and we have access to a wide range of resources to assist those in the building industry.
We also have considerable experience in the issues that may arise when a building contractor or subcontractor becomes insolvent. We regularly assist liquidators, receivers and managers, company administrators, and bankruptcy trustees with the competing claims that can arise when a building contractor or subcontractor experiences financial difficulties.
Please refer your enquiries to:
Alex Tuhtan, Partner
(07) 3307 4544