Beware Contractors – more amendments in the pipeline

Beware Contractors of new amendments in pipeline for the Queensland

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

The amendments are likely to be passed and come into effect this year.

Significantly the new amendments will entitle contractors who have obtained an adjudication award to register a charge over property owned by the other party or a related entity.  This could include lodging a charge over property owned by the contracting party and its directors.

Stay tuned for these significant amendments to come into effect.

If you require assistance you can contact Justin Mathews, Partner of our office on (07) 5574 0111 or email justinm@qbmlaw.com.au.  Justin is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation and specialises in Building and Construction Litigation.