Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Australia Law Questions
We have spent the last 3 years, at least, contracting an
We have spent the last 3 years, at least, contracting an architect to design a house that would be suitable for our family of 6, one of whom is elderly and will not be able to navigate stairs well, to… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
Hellow Ms, We need help. Not yet. We've come back to NSW
Not yet. We've come back to NSW after leaving here some 19 years ago. We didn't know that we had to go tthrough Council to build a retaining wall. The neighbour complained to the Council, and since then we submitted all the paper work (surveyor, Sydney Water, engineer, architectural drawing, etc.) and got Council approval to resume work. In between, there was heavy rain, and the exposed mud subsided (heavily). The neighbour tried to stop us. After the steel frame for the footing has been built and just before Council came for inspection, there was heavy rain. The middle section of the steel frame was cut and two sides of the wall was built. Council stopped work again because the work was not done according to plan. Rectification was carried out by building a pier. Council and engineer inspected the footing again. We got approval. The wall is built. Now the neighbour stopped us from doing the backfill, and requested to increase the height of the wall. The engineer said OK and we agreed. Now the neighbour still stops us from doing backfill because he said that there is no waterproof on the two side-sections of the wall (which is true but Council said it's not mandatory), and that "there is no horizontal steel bar" which of course is not true. We are truly worried that there is more mud slippage because the mud has been exposed for too long, and we need to back fill as soon as possible. Note that we have paid for the wall ourselves, and we have already promised to reinstate, and makegood their paving and lawn. We built the wall entirely within our property with the intention not to annoy the neighbour. Apparently, the neighbour is still unhappy. Please advise what we can do next. Many, many thanks. … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
My son has been asking his engineer for a certificate of
My son has been asking his engineer for a certificate of compliance for a rock retaining wall on his property. It is compliant just needs the piece of paper for council. He has had to pay council fees… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
I am currently building a house and the builder stopped
Good afternoon. I am currently building a house and the builder stopped working on it around February … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
I have had to following situation happen to me and have
Hi I have had to following situation happen to me and have taken the person the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. The magistrate there said it wasn't a matter for them so Jason and I had to come to… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
I own a house years. I recently sold it with settiement due
I own a house for several years. I recently sold it with settiement due on 5/2/16.the owner who owns the much newer property beside me on the lower side has just informed me he does not want the storm… read more
James D. Ford
James D. Ford
Solicitor
1,600 satisfied customers
Peter My husband and I have a DA property which included a masonry wall on a
Hi Peter My husband and I have a DA for our property which included a masonry wall on a road (we have a corner block), which Council suggested. There are 3 elements to this wall (although the same mat… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
How can you get a footing inspection done, after concrete has
How can you get a footing inspection done, after concrete has been poured in order to get a occupancy certificate?… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
My bathroom is being renovated and when painting the windows
My bathroom is being renovated and when painting the windows the contractor noted that the putty was worn that held the window panes in place and for safety purposes removed the panes prior to paintin… read more
James D. Ford
James D. Ford
Solicitor
1,600 satisfied customers
Hi, I wish to import timber decking materials, such as post
Hi, I wish to import timber decking materials, such as post anchors, handrail kits, all metal. Are there any tests or documents I need to be able to import and sell these items legally?… read more
James D. Ford
James D. Ford
Solicitor
1,600 satisfied customers
I entered into a major works contract with a licensed builder
I entered into a major works contract with a licensed builder for domestic building work on 30/11/11 with a QBSA contract form made out by the builder. Work to start Jan 2012 and finish 30/6/12. After… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
To Whom It May Concern, I have given my builder a deposit
To Whom It May Concern, I have given my builder a deposit of $14800 ( have a witness) a year ago for him to start work on building offices in my factory. The contract building in total was to be $50,0… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
retaining wall built twice due to incorrect footings. now require
retaining wall built twice due to incorrect footings. now require to be rebuilt third time.Fact:our staff had changed Engineers drawings to obtain certifiers certificate. Customer (policeman)threathen… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Solicitor - Admitted 2005
14,361 satisfied customers
I have exchanged contracts on a property that is due to settle
I have exchanged contracts on a property that is due to settle next week. I have just discovered that it has a non-council approved bathroom. What are my options? Can I delay settlement until a 149d c… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
what do you do when a kit home supplier supplies the wrong
what do you do when a kit home supplier supplies the wrong components wrong engineering plans & gives false information to all authorities?… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
We were owner builders and had plans approved with council
We were owner builders and had plans approved with council certifier 2005, and signed a contract with a builder (August 2006) and the builders's obligations under the contract the Builder was provided… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
HI, We recently sold a property we had built 18months earlier,
HI, We recently sold a property we had built 18months earlier, on settlement the buyers asked to with hold 20k in their solicitors trust fund due to the fact the rear timber retaining wall had failed.… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,684 satisfied customers
A builder is building a structural shed for me. He has made
A builder is building a structural shed for me. He has made a big mistake on the alignment of the footings and so has made bizarre modifications on his own accord. I was never ever informed of the mis… read more
Maurice
Maurice
Lawyer
Master's Degree
1,980 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

52,684 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

31,751 satisfied customers

Family Law, Commercial Law, Property law, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, International Law, Criminal and Traffic Law, Litigation Tribunal & Courts

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

7,663 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Lawyer

5,422 satisfied customers

Dip Law LPAB - Sydney based lawyer

James D. Ford

James D. Ford

Solicitor

1,600 satisfied customers

Lawyer | Founder & CEO at Blue Ocean Law Group

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x