Residential Building Risks (On Demand)


The aftermath of the covid pandemic and the current economic climate have made residential building projects that much more challenging, as costs rapidly escalate, budgets are exceeded, projects take longer, skilled labour continues to be in short supply, and more and more builders go to the wall. If you have clients about to embark on a renovation or a new build, are you able to advise on their exposure to various risks and also what protections might be available? What are the common traps and also practical solutions that will satisfy both them and contractors? What insights do recent cases provide?

This on demand will assist all those practising in property and construction law to be more aware of what can go wrong on a residential building project; and how to stop it happening or at least guard against the adverse consequences for their clients.

Who should watch?

General practitioners, property lawyers and legal executives, specialist construction lawyers, and litigators who practice in this area.

Learning Outcomes

In respect of residential building projects:

  • Become better apprised of the various risks for property owners, such as the work not meeting the required standards, delays and overcharging, and the various protections available.
  • Improve your grasp of the issues that confront contractors, and how to ensure that their legitimate needs are catered for to enhance the chances of a trouble-free project.
  • Learn about the common traps and areas of disagreement between owners and contractors.
  • Gain insights into the practicalities for both parties, when trying to seek a way forward.
  • Become updated on recent case law.

Presenter Details

Geoff Hardy

Mark Colthart

Elise Markwick - Chair

Pricing Details

CPD Hours