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Building Dispute Lawyers Perth and Western Australia

At Summers Legal we have extensive experience in building and construction disputes and documentation. Disputes between clients and building contractors are common, but resolving them quickly before they escalate is important.

We act for building and construction companies, property developers, consultants, contractors and suppliers, owners corporations and homeowners.

Building disputes can be costly for all involved, so getting legal advice early is important to keep legal fees minimal. There are also often strict time limits for the dispute process and initiating court proceedings.

If and when building disputes arise, we will offer legal advice to assist you to understand your legal rights and your responsibilities so that you can make informed decisions on the best course of action for such disputes.

Our building and construction dispute lawyers provide assistance in a range of construction law services including:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the steps you need to take to prosecute or defend your claim.
  • Negotiate settlement and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Initiate or defend building and construction litigation in the State Administrative Tribunal of WA, Building Disputes Tribunal, or the Courts.

Common Building and Construction Disputes

Building disputes can occur between a property owner and builder, builder and contractor, between two contractors, or between a commercial builder and the developer.

Building and construction law is a complex area of law that requires significant expertise and experience. If a dispute does arise during your construction project or in relation to your building contract, seeking professional advice from an experienced construction lawyer early is likely to lead to a more successful outcome.

Our construction lawyers are knowledgeable when it comes to building and construction law at all stages of the building process. Our construction lawyers are equipped to offer legal advice and representation on a broad range of building and construction matters and construction disputes including:

  • Major and minor building defects (residential, commercial, or industrial)
  • Defective workmanship
  • Payment disputes, payment claims, variation claims, payment schedules
  • Breaches of construction contracts and non-performance
  • Claims of quantification of damages suffered as a result of the breach of a construction contract
  • Home warranty claims and home warranty insurance claims
  • Delays/disputes over building work delays
  • Access issues – refusing to provide access to the site without having reached the corresponding milestones
  • Company insolvency issues – claims of builders having become insolvent prior to the completion of construction projects

Speak To Our Perth Building Dispute Lawyers

We understand that building and construction disputes are an unwanted challenge in the building and construction industry. Building disputes can vary greatly in complexity, and which party is liable is not always clear-cut.

With many years of experience in construction law matters, our team of building and construction dispute lawyers can help to resolve construction disputes amicably in a manner that preserves business relationships with the other party and avoids the high costs of lengthy arbitration and litigation.

Meet the Perth Building Disputes Team

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