Off The Plan Contracts – Buyers Beware

As we live with increased density and new apartment buildings seem to appear every day, off-the-plan contracts are becoming increasingly prevalent. Regardless of whether you are a vendor or purchaser there are several pitfalls you need to be aware of before entering into an off-the-plan contract. Essentially, failing to understand your obligations (and rights) when …


The Lacrosse Fire Decision: How it affects Builders, Owners & Consultants.

Four years after the fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbourne’s CBD, apartment owners will receive compensation for much needed repairs after a five-week long VCAT hearing attributed responsibility for the damage caused. In a decision that will have widespread ramifications in the building and legal industries, His Honour Judge Woodward determined that the Lacrosse …