Victorian Government announce plans to help speed consumer disputes

Friday July 29 2016

The Victorian Government is taking action to ensure builders and consumers can resolve disputes without costly, prolonged and stressful legal action.

On 8 July 2016, the Government announced the establishment of Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria, a new, independent service that will have the power to make binding orders compelling builders to fix or finish work, or for consumers to pay for a builder's services.

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria will provide a fair, fast and free service designed to help build confidence in Victoria's building industry. It will conduct compulsory dispute resolution and issue binding orders, before a matter ends up at VCAT or in the courts.

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria will be in operation early next year.

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