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Building and Construction

Queensland Building & Construction Commission – Suspension or Cancellation of Building Licenses

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission are cracking down on licensing requirements for builders, contractors and subcontractors. Under Section 48 of the Queensland Building and Constructions Commission Act 1991 the Commission may suspend or cancel a license for a variety of reasons including where a builder or contractor’s financial circumstances do not satisfy the relevant […]

Set-off and Recourse to Security

In nearly all disputes that proceed to adjudication under BCIPA a principal will attempt to use a set-off clause in the construction contract to reduce or eliminate entirely, the amount claimed by a subcontractor pursuant to a payment claim. The most common set-off made by principals are damages for alleged defective work or liquidated damages […]