Building Appeals Board Lawyers
Lovegrove and Cotton is one of the oldest dedicated construction law practices in Australia. We have decades of experience in the provision of legal representation in Building Appeals Board (BAB) matters. The firm represents property owners, strata communities and building practitioners.
The BAB is a merits review board comprising the likes of expert builders, engineers, surveyors and lawyers. It is a less formal and faster avenue for the resolution of certain types of building disputes than the Court system.
Such is the unique nature of the jurisdiction, applicants need construction lawyers that command a high level of expertise in the Building Act 1993 and the building regulations. So one looks no further than us, as the firms’ founder was the lawyer that was engaged by the Government as the key advisor on the development of the Building Act. Professor Lovegrove is complemented by Justin Cotton, whom is preeminent in the State of Victoria in representing property owners, builders and practitioners before the BAB.
These above experts are complemented by our other building lawyers who regularly represent clients before the board in relation to:
- Appeals against orders served by municipal and private building surveyors.
- Cladding related building notices, building orders, and emergency orders.
- Directives to fix defective or non-compliant building work.
- Building and occupancy permit disputes.
- Reviews of council decisions regarding building regularisation.
- Matters concerning protection works notices and related disputes.
- Fast track BAB applications.
If you are concerned about your options for the review of decisions or are taking a matter to the BAB, call to speak to one of our lawyers on (03) 9600 4077 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A User’s Guide to the Building Appeals Board
- Costs in the Building Appeals Board
- Appealing Cladding Related Building Notices and Orders Under the Building Act 1993 (Vic)
- How to Respond to a Building Order Issued by a Building Surveyor
- Protection Works Determinations by Building Surveyors: How Far Can the Building Appeals Board go on Appeal?”