EXPERT ADVICE Before you sign your building contract
The building contract is a very important, legally binding document that requires a complete understanding prior to signing. Investing in a Contract Review is an important step to set your project up to be a success and improving your overall building experience.
We will ensure that your contract is in line with industry standards, provide advice on items that require clarification and ensure that you feel confident before you commit to one of the biggest financial contracts of your life. Our Contract Reviews are inclusive of all documentation relevant to your building project i.e. drawings, engineering details and specifications.
After we've reviewed your domestic building contract, you can rest assured that we are here to answer any questions and provide support during your build... that's our commitment to you.
New Homes Contract
Home Improvement Contract
Cost Plus Contract
Minor Works Contract
Why get aN independent contract review?
Impartial and independent advice to help you through the process
Significantly reduce the likelihood of disputes and stress during construction
Protect and understand your rights and ensure you are aware of your responsibilities
Clarify any discrepancies between your contract documents
We will walk you through each section of the contract, explaining the terms and clauses so you have a clear understanding of all the information
Once signed, any changes to your contract can result in costly variations, no matter how small the change is
Retain your rights to a cooling-off period: The Domestic Building Contracts Act states that if you appoint “an Australian legal practitioner” to review
your documentation, you “cannot withdraw from a contract”. We are building professionals, therefore the five day cooling-off period still applies
What do we review?
Domestic Building Insurance and what it covers
Owner responsibilities and builder obligations
Overall building costs
Ensure progress payment schedules are as per the Domestic Building Contract Act
Check estimated amounts for Prime Cost items and Provisional Sums are realistic
Length of time for the build
Inclusions and Exclusions
Variation process and possible hidden charges
Architectural floor plans and elevations, engineering, electrical, plumbing drawings and builder specifications
Specification clauses that are not compliant with the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards
Outline clauses within the specification that do not meet the VBA's Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015
Dispute, defect and delay processes
Have peace of mind knowing that your contractual documents have been thoroughly reviewed by an expert Manse Group Building Consultant.