Property Disputes

Property Dispute Lawyer


Property Dispute Lawyer Brisbane and Beyond

Whenever you’re in need of help from property, building and construction lawyers in Brisbane, you’d be pleased to know that Stephens & Tozer can work towards your best interests.

Our team of property and building dispute lawyers in Brisbane is lead by Melissa Ban, who has extensive legal experience as a construction lawyer in Brisbane, as well as experience in acting on behalf of property owners, developers and tradespersons in resolving building, construction and property disputes.


Property Dispute Lawyers Brisbane

  • Do you need assistance with building and construction law and dispute?
  • Do you have a BCIPA claim?
  • Are you trying to resolve a contract and negligence dispute?
  • Are you a sub-contractor or a supplier locked in a dispute?

At Stephen’s & Tozer, we have a brilliant team of solicitors, and we can assign a property dispute lawyer dedicated to your case. Additionally, we can also assist and represent you in instances of:

  • Defective Works
  • Payment Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Representation from Litigation Lawyers

Speak to our experienced Building and Construction Lawyers.


How Can a Property Dispute Lawyer Help?

If you have bought a defective building and want to find a way out, we can assist in providing the correct advice and sue the other party for your entitlements, if required.

You may also feel that the estate agent misrepresented the property, and you want us to investigate further and advise you of your rights.

We are also able to advise you and take action about the following issues:


Resumption Notice

When you have received a notice of intention to resume your property from a government agency, and you are not happy with losing your property or the amount offered as compensation, we will protect your interests and advise you of the appropriate steps to take.


Constructive Trusts

Exercising your rights as a constructive trustee over a property when you have provided finance to either develop or purchase a property and have obtained an interest in the property.



Suppose you are the co-owner of the property and are in dispute with the other owner about selling the property. In that case, we will assist you and, if need be, apply to the Court for an Order that a Trustee for Sale is appointed to sell the property on behalf of the owners.


Disputes About Retaining Fences, Boundary Walls and Nuisance

When you and your neighbour cannot agree on who’s responsible for repairing a boundary fence, retaining wall or a nuisance on your property (e.g. water being diverted to flow over your property), we can provide you quick and efficient advice and have on numerous previous occasions dealt with similar issues.


Landlord & Tenant Disputes

If you own a property and cannot get rid of a rogue tenant, we will take the necessary steps on your behalf, and IF NEED BE, apply to QCAT for appropriate orders. If you are a tenant and treated unfairly by your landlord, we will similarly enforce your rights in QCAT if need be.


Issues Pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EPA)

When an activity conducted by your neighbour is threatening your health, we will advise you of your rights and steps to take to have this stopped. We can also advise you about the requirement under section 408 of the EPA to notify a proposed purchaser that land is recorded in the contaminated land register and when this has not been done.


Why Choose Stephens & Tozer as your Building and Construction Lawyers?

Stephens & Tozer lawyers believe that what sets us apart from other firms is our ongoing assistance and personal interaction with our clients. The firm’s mission is to achieve this, as well as provide effective and timely counsel to our clients.

Our objective is to strive for excellence in all we do, and it is our goal to structure our service to you as a high-quality, cost-effective service.


A Heritage of Legal Experience Dating Back to 1904

Stephens & Tozer’s seasoned team of professionals has a long history of providing practical legal remedies along with innovative approaches to help our clients achieve their goals. We cherish our history as a modern legal firm, and we remain confident in our commitment to providing genuine value to our clients.

Our mission is to build solid relationships with our clients in order to deliver exceptional results in a cost-effective and professional manner. Stephens & Tozer has the skills and breadth of practice, honed over a century of traditional experience, to counsel and guide the new millennium’s decision-makers in achieving their goals.

Get the legal advice you need

Contact Stephens & Tozer today.