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Is Legislation adopted by state governments in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and WA which ensures regular and prompt payment for work done under contracts in the construction industry. Under this legislation a claimant who has provided work, goods or services can force the respondent to make payment on account.
Is a formal dispute resolution process in which two or more parties refer their dispute to an independent third person (the arbitrator) for determination. The decision of the arbitrator is enforceable in the same way as a court judgement.
Is a process where parties in a dispute with the help of a neutral third party (the conciliator), identify the issues in dispute, develop opinions, consider other avenues and try and reach an agreement. The conciliators decisions are not binding as he or she has an advisory role.
A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more persons. It can be oral or written but it must contain the following three elements:
1. An offer- offer to pay a price or offer to give something or do something
2. An acceptance-the acceptance may be in words or action
3. Consideration- this is value (usually money) that are given in return for goods or services.
Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal
The CTTT is a dispute resolution forum which resolves disputes between tenants, landlords, traders and consumer in a timely and effective manner.
When something is defective it is substandard or inadequate work and it does not comply with the Building Code of Australia and various Australia standards. Examples of defective works include cracks in buildings, deteriorated brick walls, roof construction etc.
Letter of demand
The Letter of Demand is generally the first step to getting your money; it is a letter telling the other party of the dispute and the money that is outstanding. The letter gives the other party a defined period within which to settle the matter of face legal action.
Is a confidential conference where all the participants attend to resolve the dispute between them. The negotiation is non-binding but it has a proven success rate.
Negotiation is a procedure through which a solution to a problem is developed and through which disputes are managed.
When the work is started but no completed.
A progress payment is a payment for part performance for work already done.
A rectification order may be issued by the Building Inspector if the parties are unable to agree on a resolution and defective or incomplete work exists, it this is so the Building inspector can issue the rectification order requiring the trader to carry out certain work.
The substance of the warranty is that the work is to be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner and in accordance with the plans and details set out in the contract. The statutory warranties apply to all residential building work.
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