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Conveyancing – everything you need to know

When you are purchasing or selling a property you should engage a conveyancer (or lawyer practising in conveyancing transactions). What is ‘conveyancing’?  Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of a property. Do I need a conveyancer or a lawyer? A conveyancer is specifically trained and experienced in conveyancing transactions.  Whereas a lawyer has …

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Case study – Ramirez v Sherridon Pty Ltd

Recently we successfully brought a claim for a first-time homeowner against a Builder in a VCAT matter. Ramirez v Sherridon Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2022] VCAT 405, relates to a domestic building dispute where the Applicants (“the Owners”) issued proceedings in the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal against the Respondent (“the Builder”) which relates to …

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Defective building works and seeking damages

In a recent VCAT decision (Miller & Anor v Pomphrey (Building and Property) [2022] VCAT 140), the Applicants (“the Owners”) issued proceedings in the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal against the Respondent (“the Builder”) seeking damages for defective building work. This case shows how damages can be calculated by either the cost of replacement or the …

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