Building a Property

Building a Property

Many Australians dream of building their own home. With the ever increasing prices of established homes many people are attracted to “house and land” packages as an alternative way of realising their dream. When building a new home, Brydens Lawyers can assist with contract preparation and associated documentation required to make this dream become a reality.


Brydens Lawyers can assist you to ensure your building experience is stress free and can assist with residential and commercial property construction to ensure the building is built in accordance with plans and specifications.


Brydens Lawyers are the building contract experts and before entering into any building contract contact Brydens Lawyers for a review and advice so as to ensure that the terms of the building contract accord with your requirements.


Broadly speaking there are two main types of building contracts for the construction of residential dwellings. They are a cost plus contract or a fixed price contract. It is important to engage in legal representation when reviewing this documentation to ensure you are getting what you pay for and you understand the agreement.

A cost plus contract is one where the builder is to be paid for the cost of the building work plus a profit margin. A fixed price contract, as the name suggests, provides for a fixed sum to be paid to the builder for the construction of the home. Generally we would recommend against the entering into a cost plus contract where possible as it is difficult for the homeowner to ascertain with any precision what the final price payable to the builder will be. A fixed price contract is preferable but that is not to say it is in itself perfect. There can be many traps for the inexperienced when entering into a building contract.

It is vitally important for a building contract to sufficiently identify the works that are to be carried out by the builder. Typically the building works are set out in the building contract. It is equally important for the owners to ascertain exactly what works or materials are excluded from the building contract. Sometimes it is more important to know what items are excluded than included. Excluded items should be clearly set out in a reference schedule attached to the tender document or the building contract.


If you are currently in the consideration phase of purchasing a property, we recommend you contact Brydens Lawyers. Brydens Lawyers will provide a step by step process for your property purchase journey ensuring a smooth transition from initial review to moving in.

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From start to finish, Brydens Lawyers made the conveyancing process so easy! I couldn’t be happier with the service provided- I would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance. 

Alex Twal of the Wests Tigers.


When you are making the biggest financial commitment of your life you want someone acting for you who is meticulous and thorough, yet still able to take the time to walk you through the process and put your mind at ease. Celeste and her team at Brydens Lawyers were there supporting, explaining and smoothing over any problems every step of the way! I could not recommend Celeste and her team more highly.

Stephen from Sydney, a client of our Conveyancing division.

Celeste and the team were diligent, professional and supportive in the current climate with the COVID-19 pandemic. The service was second to none and I will be recommending them to all my family and friends.

Liam from Sydney, a client of our Conveyancing division.

Celeste was amazing. She was available to us throughout the entire process of buying our new home; advising on the contract before we even made an offer through to our seamless settlement. Celeste anticipated our needs and handled everything. I would highly recommend Celeste for buying and selling your property.

A client of our Conveyancing division.

Celeste and the team at Brydens Lawyers have been helping me with my legal requirements for over 10 years now. When it comes to property sales and purchases, everything is done efficiently. They are thorough in their work and communicate well. Thank you for a job well done!

A client of our Conveyancing division.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Brydens Lawyers team for their help throughout the process of buying our home. Would happily use Brydens Lawyers again.

A client of our Conveyancing division.

Very professional and thorough service and I am very proud to say that there have been nil variations once the fee was agreed. I have enjoyed discounted rates over the last 20 years and Celeste is someone that I could trust with my wallet. I am very privileged to deal with Celeste as well as her support staff.

A client of our Conveyancing division.

Over the past 15 years I have engaged Brydens to act for my clients and myself personally in property transactions on scores of occasions, and on each and every occasion Celeste and the Brydens Conveyancing team have done a consistently fantastic job. Whether acting in the sale or the purchase of property, their professionalism, knowledge and expertise has been second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Brydens to anyone looking for a first-rate Conveyancer.

Darren W, a client of our Conveyancing division.



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