Lump Sum Home Building Contracts

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

As Perth construction lawyers we specialize in all building and construction contract advice, dispute resolution and litigation matters. Our clients include building and construction companies, mining services companies, property developers, contractors, subcontractors, civil contractors and suppliers in a variety of building and construction disputes.  

We also act for customers of builders and provide advice on lump sum home building contracts for a very competitive fixed price.

Our rates and fixed prices are lower than the prices charged by many Perth Commercial law firms because we own our offices so we don't pay the exorbitant St George's Tce rent that many commercial law firms do.  

Since the introduction of the Federal HomeBuilder and WA Building Bonus grants, there have been issues relating to delays in the construction process and claimed increases in builders’ costs, which we have seen builders look to pass on to owners under their building contracts.

Whilst the Lump Sum Building Contract specifies a price for home construction, there are clauses that allow builders to increase the so-called ‘lump sum’ price in specific circumstances.

Owners are often unaware of these price increase clauses, their rights, and the process to dispute a price increase notice from the builder. If owners want legal advice on disputing a price increase notice they should seek that advice urgently, as there are strict time limits for the dispute process.

To read more see Building Contracts.

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