Daily Construction: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
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John Urquhart t/as Hart Renovations v Partington (QCA) - security of payments - completion of “enclosed stage” of works - error by Appeal Tribunal of Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal - appeal allowed
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John Urquhart t/as Hart Renovations v Partington [2016] QCA 87
Court of Appeal of Queensland
M McMurdo P, Morrison JA & Henry J
Security of payments - applicant builder performed work on respondents' residence - dispute arose concerning payment of progress payment for building to work's “enclosed stage” - builder sought to appeal against decision of Appeal Tribunal of Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal that Magistrate erred in finding “enclosed stage” reached and to matter to QCAT for re-hearing - whether definition of “enclosed stage” met - Sch 2 Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld) - ss142 & 150(3) Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld) - held: Appeal Panel erred in interpretation of “structural flooring” - appeal allowed - matter remitted for determination according to law.
John Urquhart