E-Alert: Rising from the Rubble – What damages can be recovered when a residential building contract has been breached?

In our previous articles in relation to residential building contracts we have considered: How a building contract might be terminated; A party’s right of termination [...]

BRH Ready for the Challenge

At BRH this month the team have enthusiastically taken on two endurance-testing, physical challenges, running, walking and climbing in the name of very worthy causes. [...]

E-Alert: “Home wasn’t built in a day” – termination for delay under a residential building contract

In Queensland, residential building contracts warrant that a builder will carry out work with “reasonable diligence”.[1] This warranty is included in residential building contracts from [...]

E-Alert: Not what I bargained for – When do defects during the course of a residential build amount to a breach of the building contract?

All residential building contracts in Queensland for a contract price of over $20,000 must expressly state the statutory warranties provided to the consumer in the [...]

E-Alert: ‘Lemon Laws’ putting the squeeze on dodgy dealers

New laws increasing the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal's (QCAT) jurisdictional limit from $25,000 to $100,000 for matters relating to motor vehicles will come into [...]

E-Alert: Incoming Ban on Combustible Cladding

Further to our ongoing e-alerts concerning the three-stage compliance obligations for combustible cladding in Queensland, in a Ministerial Construction Council meeting earlier this month it [...]

E-Alert: Recent Crime and Corruption amendments mean that the Whistleblower might not be a Referee!

Australia’s new whistleblower laws commenced on 1 July 2019, together with significant civil and criminal penalties. This article provides a brief summary of the background [...]

E-Alert: Home and hosed? Tips for terminating residential building contracts

This article is the first in a series of four articles addressing the practical considerations of terminating a residential building contract. These articles are aimed [...]

E-Alert: Employment & WHS – Changes to Important Employment Related Financial Thresholds 2019

Employment & WHS – Changes to Important Employment Related Financial Thresholds 2019 A number of employment related monetary thresholds are indexed annually on 1 July. [...]