E-Alert: “Hey Mann, is your building contract kaput?”

High Court determines that a contract price places a ceiling on a claim for quantum meruit.  In some circumstances a builder runs the risk of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]