Spectrum – Construction & Builders

Spectrum Speaks – Volume 4

Spectrum Lawyers and Spectrum Coach have joined forces offering builders and contractors the unique opportunity to receive a full spectrum of services from sales & marketing; home designs; business coaching; operations, and legal advice all in one. To keep you up to date on everything happening in the industry, they have developed Spectrum Speaks. This …

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Amendments to the Australian Consumer Law – Part 1

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) sets out consumer rights that are called consumer guarantees. These include your rights to a repair, replacement or refund as well as compensation for damages and loss and being able to cancel a faulty service.In 2020 the Federal Government passed amendments to the ACL, which will see changes to some …

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Building disputes and measuring damages

In building disputes, the question of how to appropriately measure damages is often a point of contention. The courts have considered this issue in this context and have generally found that damages are to be measured by either the diminution in value or the cost of the ‘reasonable and necessary’ expenditure to rectify the defective …

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But I didn’t intend for my promotion to be misleading

Knowing your audience is critical when developing your marketing messages. Consider the knowledge levels of an investor purchasing his fifth property vs a first home buyer who isn’t familiar with the building process at all. The savvier your audience, the more likely they are to really understand what you are saying in your advertisements. Whilst …

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Spectrum Speaks – Volume 3

Spectrum Lawyers and Spectrum Coach have joined forces offering builders and contractors the unique opportunity to receive a full spectrum of services from sales & marketing; home designs; business coaching; operations, and legal advice all in one. To keep you up to date on everything happening in the industry, they have developed Spectrum Speaks. This …

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STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS AND THE IMPACT ON THE BUILDING INDUSTRY

Whether you’re a builder, a tradesperson or operate a garden maintenance business, Stage Four restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne have had a huge impact on those that operate within the building industry. The restrictions have not only affected trades and suppliers, but homeowners who have had the completion of their new home delayed or renovation works …

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COVID-19 – Stage 4 Construction Update

The Government has now provided a Stage 4 Construction Guidance From 11:59 pm on Friday 7 August the following changes will need to be adopted by all Melbourne metropolitan construction sites. A brief summary of some of the clarifications All sites must have a High Risk COVIDSafe Plan and must follow density restrictions of no …

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10 tips for preparing or amending your standard building contracts

Builders often rely on pro-forma contracts as they are standard and easier. But because they are standard, they do not always cover everything, so a builder may need to add special conditions.  Any additions to a standard contract need to be carefully considered to ensure they are consistent with the standard provisions and capture the …

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