Building service professionals can claim against domestic building owners

Did you know that architects and other professionals can pursue domestic building owners under the BCIPA?

The BCIPA does not apply to a construction contract for the carrying out of domestic building work if the owner is a party to the contract and resides in or intends to reside in the building; however the definition of domestic building work (in QBCC Act Schedule 1B) explicitly excludes design and documentation work and therefore no protection is provided to the owners for payment claims for such work.

If in doubt – seek expert assistance from Adjudicate Assist.