With all the contracts, agreements and loans that generally come with a building project, you are going to need legal advice at some point.
Depending on the size of the project or your budget you may want your legal team to write up contracts, and they should certainly look over anyhting a contractor asks you to sign.
Using a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the Building Act and Building Code, as well as having extensive skill in contractual matters can make the difference in you having a smooth running project, or a bumpy, prolonged and unpleasant experience.
Third Party Builders Guarantees
Building a new home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, and if anything goes wrong it could be the most costly too. It makes sense to reduce your risk by having an independent builders guarantee in place, just in case something does go wrong.
This will help you finish the build, and fix any defects, if something happens and your builder isn’t around to do so. Some mortgage lenders now require them before they will give construction loan finance. See our Third Party Builders Guarantees page for more information.