Welcome to Pointon Partners Building and Property Law Podcasts
We periodically circulate short-form podcasts to keep our listeners up to date with developments in building and property law.
“…..purchasers under a contract of sale of land are held to have validly cooled off (0.52), a landlord fails in an attempt to bring a lease to an end after non-compliance with its obligations at the exercise of an option to renew (4.19), an owner and a builder unwittingly fundamentally alter their rights under a building contract (8.29), the Supreme Court dismisses an attack on a rental determination under a commercial tenancy (12.01)….
and what these cases mean from a risk management perspective (15.31)….”
“…..a builder fails in his claim to apportion defective building works against a previous owner (0.56), a retail landlord’s right to a market rent review is upheld despite initiating the review out of time (3.08), a builder successfully defends a claim to reconstruct a fence placed in the wrong position (7.05), the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court orders a real estate agent to pay 100% of the damages suffered by a tenant who was injured in a fall (10.04)….
and our new feature, what these cases mean from a risk management perspective (13.43)…”
…a claim against a domestic building insurer fails (1.00), an owner is granted leave to join a design engineer and building surveyor to a VCAT claim without a compliant DBDRV certificate (3.56), a builder’s claim for payment for a non-compliant variation fails before VCAT (6.50), a dispute between an owner and a builder about contractual interpretation is decided in favour of an owner (11.33),
and our new feature, what these cases mean from a risk management perspective (16.41)….
…..legislation for the subrogation of rights for cladding rectification (0.48), VCAT rules against a builder seeking a final payment claim (3.01), the County Court decides in favour of a subcontractor under the Security of Payment Act (4.48), a landlord reasonably withholds consent to an assignment of lease (7.28)…..
and our new feature: what these cases mean to industry from a risk management perspective (10.02)…..
“…a builder’s claim for an injunction to prevent disciplinary action for combustible cladding fails (0.46), an owners corporation is prevented from levying fees to recoup a payout to apartment owners (4.04), and VCAT sets aside two rental determinations in as many days (5.20 & 8.48)….”
“…..an application to remove a caveat in a development dispute succeeds (0.51), two apartment owners are exempted from a requirement to carry domestic building insurance (4.13), commencing a claim in DBDRV is held not to be the commencement of a building action for the purposes of a limitation period (8.21), and a claim for unconscionable conduct against a landlord under the Retail Leases Act fails (11.36).…”
“…a restrictive covenant is modified by the Supreme Court (0.44), the High Court overrules VCAT and the Supreme Court on owner requested variations (4.09), a bankrupt unsuccessfully maintains a caveat (7.08), and a purchaser of land is held to be in default (9.28)….”
“…an determination under the Security of Payment Act is set aside (0.47), the Supreme Court overrules VCAT in relation to late exit from the Retail Leases Act (2.52), a settlement offer providing for mutual releases complies with s. 112 of the VCAT Act (5.00), and VCAT decides against tenant in a claim for unconscionable conduct under the Retail Leases Act (7.34)…”
“…..a multi-million dollar developer claim is rejected by the Court of Appeal (0.42), a successful application to remove a caveat (3.48), an adjudication review under the Security of Payments Act fails (5.43), and guarantors under a retail lease are held liable (8.40)…”
“…..further changes to the environment protection legislation (0.43), an eleventh hour attempt to prevent a mortgagee’s auction is unsuccessful (2.12), an encroachment affecting a contract for sale of land is decided against a purchaser (4.42), and a local Council successfully declares a corridor of land between neighbouring properties to be a road (7.11)….”