Building and Construction

TNS Lawyers can help you keep your building and construction projects on track.

Building and construction projects are always complex. More specifically, they usually involve a large number of contracts with multiple parties, which also contain endless terms and conditions.

If you want to keep your project on track, it is vital that these agreements are sound.

At TNS Lawyers, we have team members who have previously worked in the industry. Hence, we understand the importance of keeping a contract as clear and simple as possible to make sure that all parties involved know not only exactly what they need to do but also when it should be done.

TNS Lawyers' team of building and construction lawyers work hard to mitigate, if not completely eliminate, risks associated with a particular project.

Our clients include builders and developers involved in all types of projects ranging from small-scale residential developments to major commercial developments. We also act for property owners (including homeowners), engineers, architects, surveyors, and subcontractors.

We can assist in the following areas:

  • Providing pre-contract advice
  • Assessing and minimising risks
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Drafting standard building contracts
  • Drafting terms of engagement
  • Reviewing contracts (including sub-contracts, design and construction contracts)
  • Advising on construction law issues, including the Building Code of Australia
  • Payment claims
  • Debt recovery

TNS Lawyers also helps settle building and construction disputes as quickly as possible, no matter where you are in Melbourne.

Dealing with building disputes and disputes-turned-litigation doesn't have to be time-consuming and expensive for any individual or business. We can help resolve your building and construction issues as quickly as possible, whether your matter is a commercial or domestic one.


We can assist with:

  • Making a claim
  • Applying for adjudication
  • Defending a claim
  • Applying to set aside an adjudication determination
  • Enforcing an adjudication determination or judgment


We regularly help clients with:

  • Commercial construction disputes
  • Defective building work claims
  • Multi-unit development construction claims
  • Domestic building disputes, including resolution of disputes through the Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV)
  • Security for payment claims
  • Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) claims
  • Owners corporation issues

Our clients include builders, developers, subcontractors, consultants, suppliers, and homeowners.


If you need legal advice on a building or construction issue, please call us on +61 3 9052 3214 or email us at


Useful information on building and construction legal issues

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria

Building disputes. defects and delays

VCAT Building and Construction

How to Recover Debts Using a Statutory Demand

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