Q: I am having a problem with my builder and want another builder to finish the job.
What do I do?
A: Any such cases, it is essential that in the eyes of an independent tribunal that you have
acted in accordance with the law. You should consider obtaining legal advice as to a
suitable strategy so your rights are protected.
Q: The builder I am using has gone bankrupt, what should I do?
A: You may have a claim against the Statutory Home Owners scheme, operated by the QBCC.
It is essential that any claim is made based on proper grounds. You should obtain legal
advice to ensure you proceed in the correct fashion.
Q: The builder has done a poor job and now won’t get back to me about rectification.
What can I do?
A: You will have to prove that the work is not up to standard or in accordance with your
contract. If you are not sure how to do this, you should obtain further advice from a
Q: My builder is suing me for unpaid monies, but I don’t wish to pay as he hasn’t
finished the job?
A: If you have been served with court documents, it is very important that you act without
delay, or you may lose your rights. You will have to lodge a Response, and consider how
you are going to prove your claims, or defeat the builder’s claims. Under these
circumstances we strongly suggest that you seek legal advice.