Building and construction
Garland Waddington act for individuals, builders, tradespersons, architects, companies, consultants and the full range of parties involved in the building and construction industry.
Our building and construction lawyers can assist you with all matters in the building and construction industry including:
- Building contract negotiations and amendments
- Commercial and residential building issues
- Building and construction contracts (and sub-contracts)
- Applications to local councils
- Land and environment planning matters
- Disputes arising under building contracts
- Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (BCIPA)
- Defective building works
- Debt recovery
- Joint venture agreements
- Development documentation
An understanding of construction contracts
While some contractual terms are used in a wide range of construction and non-construction contracts, other contractual terms and references are quite specific to the construction contracts. Understanding what these terms mean and the subtle diffe...
Proposed amendments to the QBCC Act
Proposed amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (QBCC Act) (introduced to Queensland Parliament on 26 May 2017) will address a growing problem of non-conforming building products (NCBPs) and attempt to eliminate ...
The Defects Liability Period and How It Works!
While every builder dreams of the perfect build without so much as a single fault being found with their work, the reality of most construction projects is that once the work is complete, issues may be taken with some of the work and a complaint ma...
During the meetings I had with Garland Waddington, they explained the legal direction in a way I could understand. This made me feel comfortable and confident to move forward. Excellent service.Alan Slade
A wealth of experience to draw on that made consideration of complex issues and a solution easy to understand. We have every confidence in their advice and strongly recommend them to others.R Kerr, Store City
Ken and the team at Garland Waddington are very knowledgeable and I have the utmost respect for them. Everyone I deal with always makes me feel like they have my best interests at heart.Bruce Perry
On an intellectual property licence agreement, I found them to be personable and they got the results required. Their service was reliable and prompt. I look forward to working with them into the future.Garth Chapman
A litigation issue was causing us enormous stress. We achieved the result we needed. We WON! The staff were easy to deal with. Their knowledge was outstanding and they were great communicators.Kate Marshall
We were blown away with how friendly everyone was. The staff member in particular who carried out our conveyancing work was prompt and very approachable. We were very happy with the cost as well.Paul and Lyn Thomas