VCAT and Court Proceedings
If you think your newly made construction has certain developmental errors or the building contractor has displayed an unsatisfactory workmanship, but isn’t accepting the liability, then you can take event to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) or to the Courts to resolve the dispute. In such cases they often advise you to get an unbiased, expert opinion including VCAT Expert Witness’ Building Inspection Defects Report.
Disputes Between Rental Providers (Landlords) And Renters
Are there any ongoing issues with your rental property? Have you had a VCAT order to obtain an expert property report? If so, we can provide you with a detailed report. Whether you are the renter, landlord or real estate agent, this will provide you and VCAT with a detailed description of the property conditions and defective items in dispute.
Domestic Building Disputes Resolution Victoria (DBDRV)
For building disputes, before you make an application to VCAT regarding any building dispute, you must apply to the DBDRV first.
We can provide you with a DBDRV-compliant report and provide you with the cost to remediate any defects; this report can also be used for VCAT proceedings.
The DBDRV helps to provide dispute resolution through a conciliation conference facilitated by a DBDRV-appointed conciliator that brings the parties together to discuss the issues in dispute before you go to VCAT.
If unable to resolve the dispute through the conciliation conference, DBDRV may issue a conciliation certificate (dispute not resolved). Then all interested parties will then be entitled to make an application to VCAT.
Who Is VCAT Expert Witness?
An expert witness is a person with a depth of knowledge of the building industry, regulations, Codes and requirements to build and complete a structure to an acceptable standard.
An expert is one who has been in the building industry for many years and understands the complexity of the industry and is able to separate client expectations from the requirements of various building standards. That expert is to draw on the years within the industry, provide reference to the required standard and where required, provide solutions.
The building expert will not be drawn into emotional or unsubstantiated claims and will only deal with matters of fact that are relevant to a claim or she can substantiate as a result of thorough investigation. The expert must show all documentation that has been used to arrive at a conclusion, dispute or matter at hand.
Why Choose White Building Reports As VCAT Expert Witness?
- Our expert building inspectors will provide an authentic and factual building inspection report to your Solicitors / Barristers over the claim for defects or problems within a building. (The Expert report will be complied with the requirements of the VCAT Practice note PNVCAT2- Expert Evidence)
- Our building experts will provide factual information on the extent and value of the claim while the solicitor is involved in the legal issues. Our report can be referred to as litigation support.
- Our reports include detailed photographs and references to the relevant building codes and tolerances.
At White Building Reports, we profoundly help you in DBDRV, VCAT and Court proceedings and provide unbiased Expert Witness reports.