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Unfair Contract Terms: How they impact your business

Learn about unfair contract terms, how they’re defined in Australian law and how to manage your risk when signing building contracts with owners, suppliers, and contractors.
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Making sure every contract you sign is a fair one is crucial for any individual working in the housing industry. But what makes the terms in a building contract unfair? We’re here to run you through the ins and outs of standard contracts, unfair contract terms and what you need to be aware of when signing a contract to make sure you’re protecting yourself and what you do is above board.

From November 2023, Australian businesses who include unfair terms in their contracts will be fined – so there’s never been a better time to get the key information on building contracts from our team of housing industry experts.  These national laws may apply to your agreements with homeowners, commercial clients, contractors, and suppliers, so whatever side of the arrangement you’re on, get all the essential information you need.

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Learn about standard unfair contract terms, financial penalties and how to manage your risk in this article that answers some of the most frequently asked questions. 

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  • What are unfair contract term laws?
  • When do unfair contract terms apply?
  • Types of contracts
  • What can I do to manage my risk?

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