HomeBuilder grant: Know your rights

The Federal Government has unveiled its HomeBuilder package, offering $25,000 to people to start a renovation or build a new home under the scheme. HomeBuilder is a time-limited grant program that provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  Am …


Cost escalation caused by COVID-19 – How to manage your building project

The building and construction industry has been affected as a whole by the current disruptions and health concerns brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to review your current building contracts and consider what rights and obligations you may have in the event of unforeseeable delays which could lead to cost escalations. It is …


­­Building or Renovating your home – Which Contract to use?

When engaging with a builder to conduct building or renovation work on a property, it is easy to presume that building contracts only come in one form. This is often not the case and although there is a standardised form contract, there are additional kinds of building contracts and considerations. Standard Form Contract The most …


Off the Plan Contracts – Rights and Risks for Purchasers

An Off the Plan contract typically refers to transactions where a vendor (who acts as a developer) sells a house and land package, prior to construction commencement. Off the Plan contracts are mostly common in high rise developments. Buying house and land off the plan is a popular investment option for many people, due to …