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Construction law

Durnez Advocaten has broad knowledge and practical experience concerning the follow-up and handling of the various aspects of construction law.

  • Dealing with the administrative authorities (following up permit applications, etc.)
  • Drafting contracting agreements, architect´s contract, agreement on communalisation of a common wall, etc.
  • Following up amicable and judicial expert appraisals concerning construction problems
  • Conducting judicial proceedings in case of liability of the contractor and/or architect, engineering consultancy, etc. (10-year liability, non-conforming delivery, etc.)
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In such matters we have represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, neighbours, safety coordinators, etc.

Construction law is a collection of different legal practice areas that apply to the construction sector.

Published case law:

  • Belgian Constitutional Court no. 117/2004 dated 30/06/04, http://www.const-court.be (2 July 2004); A.A. 2004, issue 3, 1351; Belgian Official Journal 5 October 2004 (extract), 70253 and http://staatsblad.be (13 October 2004); TMR 2004, issue 6, 706 and TBP 2005, issue 4-5, 209-379 (Equality and non-discrimination with regard to spatial planning and urban development – integrated physical environment permit for subdividing lands in the Flemish Region)
  • Council of State dated 12/02/09, no. 190.356, jura.be and T.Gem. 2010, issue 2, 112 (special operating conditions – urban development)
  • • Brussels 25 May 1999, TBBR 2002, issue 9, 597, note by MOSSELMANS, S. Het vereiste van ´normale bewoonbaarheid´ en de toepassing van de Wet-Breyne [The requirement of ´normal habitability´ and the application of the Breyne Act], TBBR 2002, issue 9, 599-601

  • • Decision dated 28/06/2011 of the Council for Permit Disputes https://www.dbrc.be/sites/default/files/atoms/files/RVVB.S.0011.0071.pdf