When preparing to go to contract with a client, you’ll need to pay particular attention to clauses that may need to be added over and above those found in standard contracts available form State governments and building associations.
Working to a checklist will help both builder and client consider all contract information that will be needed.
What does a contract cover?
Disputes are not uncommon within the building industry. Mediation is a process by which these disputes can be resolved without recourse to the courts, an action which can be both time consuming and expensive. The mediation format is structured to encourage open communication between the parties in dispute.
When a dispute cannot be resolved internally the issue can be directed to the courts, but there are also other alternatives: