A new building with un-remedied building defects is good for neither owners or the developer. These disputes tend to escalate when approached without commercial sensitivity. Owners can be emotional that they have not got what they bargained for, and builders and developers can get overly defensive and aggressive. The skill to negotiating a solution to building defects is a technical diagnosis of the problem and being able to clearly present better solutions for the parties than years in court and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Michael manages defect processes, building defect bond claims and negotiates out of court settlements.