Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 - Queensland

Description

The object of this legislative instrument is to provide a statutory remedy in the building industry by which a subcontractor can lodge a charge on monies payable by the employer to the contractor.

The Act applies only to the building industry for the performance of work done upon or in respect of, land or a building, or other structure or permanent improvement upon land or chattel under a subcontract.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

The Act is complex in its scope and in the procedure to be followed in claiming a charge. Subcontractors considering a claim should seek prompt legal advice before lodging a claim of charge.

In relation to Queensland Government traditional construction contracts there are certain provisions which further facilitate the provisions of this Act to provide a measure of security of payment for subcontractors.

Information relevant to securing payment for subcontractors in the construction industry through the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 can be obtained by contacting QBCC. The agency will also assist with inquiries regarding the operation of the Subcontractors Charges Act 1974.

See resources for downloadable Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 forms.

Administering agency

Minister for Housing and Public Works

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Customer Contact Centre

Operating address: 299 Montague Road
West End
Queensland 4101
Mailing address: GPO Box 5099
Brisbane
Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 272 272
Fax: 07 3225 2999
Website: Queensland Building and Construction Commission (Opens in new window)