We were contacted by one owner of a SMSF that has contracted to have a building constructed.

Our client agreed to the builder’s suggestion to construct using Structural Insulated Panels instead of brick, in return for a price reduction of $14k, but the builder is now reneging on that deal.

There are also disputes about multiple variations which have not been handled properly by the builder, and contrary to the terms of the contract.  It seems that most variations were not even requested by the owner.

We are waiting for more information, but it sounds like the builder is in trouble on this one.

For assistance with building disputes, for builders as well as owners, see Michael Paterson & Associates