CHAPTER SYNOPSIS

19-24




Chapter 19

Claims under the contract



Find out about general damages for breach of contract. What are indemnities and how amounts paid under indemnities differ from general damages.


Chapter 20

Claims outside the contract



This chapter covers what to do when things go wrong and there is not an appropriate remedy within the contract. The concepts of breach of contract, negligence, claims under statue, good faith obligations, estoppel, waiver and quantum meruit are explained.


Chapter 21

Proportionate liability



In this chapter find out what proportionate liability is, how it affects risk allocation, when it applies and in which parts of Australia you can contract out of proportionate liability obligations. The obligations are reviewed on a national basis.


Chapter 22

Green buildings



Find out what a green building is and all about the commonly used rating tools: the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and the Green Star. The legal framework and considerations in going green are also discussed.


Chapter 23

Design obligations



This chapter looks at design obligations, design responsibility and warranties.


Chapter 24

Fitness for purpose



Fitness for purpose and the consequences of a warranty of fitness for purpose are explained in this chapter.


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