Property law

Williamson lawyers are here to resolve your property disputes. We assist all stake holders - home owners, developers and owners corporations in relation to all the common property issues whether they arise in the course of development or after the issue of the occupation certificate.

Some examples of the work we do:​

 

Advise and assist in relation to orders made by the local council, such as work orders for non-compliance with fire safety standards and non-compliant cladding.

 

Resolve disputes with neighbours, in particular, preparing licence agreements for installation of rock anchors, erecting scaffolding and crane swing into airspace, retaining wall and dividing fences disputes.

 

Assist in obtaining access to neighbouring land for construction purposes under the Access to Neighbouring Lands Act 2000.

Assist in obtaining easements, such as easements for drainage.

Preparation of residential, commercial construction works and projects including:

 

  • amendment and special conditions to all industry standard contracts;

  • contracts for remedial works and upgrade works to occupied residential strata buildings;

  • design & construct, lump-sum, cost-plus contract and construction/project management agreements.

Advise in relation to compliance with the Home Building Act 1989.

 

Assist in relation to pre-litigation dispute resolution via settlement negotiation, mediation and expert determination.

Advise and provide assistance in relation to breach and repudiation of contract and termination of contract.

 

Advise in relation to building defects and preparation of settlement deeds and rectification agreements.

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (SOPA) disputes:

 

  • payment claims and payment schedules;

  • adjudication applications and adjudication responses;

  • conduct court proceedings, to claim as a debt due or set aside adjudication determination.

Advice in relation to the government acquisition of land.

Resolutions of disputes concerning the value of property.