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Building & Construction

Why the SOP Act is so Significant

The Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) is significant because it provides for the following consequences:   Where a Subcontractor serves a Payment Claim (similar to a tax invoice) on a the other party and the other party does not provide a Payment Schedule (a response) within the relevant ...

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Consequences of Failing to Comply with the Home Building Act.

The Home Building Act 1989 ("the Act") places obligations upon contractors who contract directly with home owners to undertake residential building work. We have summarised these obligations in further articles contained on our website. See Introduction - Contracting Requirements under the Home Building Act.   Consequen...

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How to Serve Valid Payment Claims

As a result of the severe consequences of failing to provide a Payment Schedule in response to a valid Payment Claim a lot of the case law that has developed in relation to the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act relates to when a Payment Claim is valid. This is because there can be no Defence to a valid Payment Claim...

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Residential Building Contracts where the Price Exceeds $5,000.00 but not $20,000.00

The following contracting requirements apply to contracts to do "residential building work" where the contract price or (if the contract price is not known) the reasonable market cost of the labour and materials involved exceeds $5,000.00 (inclusive of GST) but not $20,000.00 (inclusive of GST) by virtue of the Home Building Act 198...

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Our Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team is headed by an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation. Our Lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of property disputes, including disputes in relation to:

  • Property Developments and Construction Contracts,
  • Commercial and Retail Leases,
  • Contracts for the Sale of Land,
  • Strata Schemes and Management,
  • Caveats and Securities over Land, and
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Our approach to providing practical and timely advice has helped Roberts Legal build a strong reputation in the property litigation arena.

Our team are here to help you resolve existing disputes and prevent foreseeable problems. 


Property Litigation Lawyers


Sam Roberts

Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation)

Matthew Bryan

Special Counsel

Felicity Donald

Senior Associate Solicitor

Amanda Crosbie

Associate Solicitor

Rebecca Wosman




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