AIQS Strata Defects Inspection Panel

The NSW Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme began on 1 January 2018. It applies to building contracts executed from this date – or where there is no written contract – building work that commences from this date, to construct residential or partially-residential strata properties of four or more storeys. Buildings that are three storeys or under are covered under the Home Building Compensation Fund.

This Scheme includes a building bond by the developer and mandatory defect inspections and reports on the development by an independent building inspector. It provides a structured, proactive process that resolves building issues quickly and cost-effectively, early in the life of the building.

Developers must arrange for, and lodge, a building bond with NSW Fair Trading equal to two percent of the contract price for the building work. The building bond must be lodged before the occupation certificate is issued. The building bond secures funds (up to the amount of the bond) to be used to pay for any defective building work that’s identified in a final inspection report.

If there is no written contract for the building work or the parties to the building contract (i.e. the developer and the builder) are related or connected persons, the contract price for the building works must be identified in a cost report prepared by an independent quantity surveyor who is a member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

Where the parties (developer and owners corporation) cannot agree on the costs of the rectification of defects, the Secretary (Dept. Fair Trading - NSW Strata Management Defects Scheme) will appoint a member of the AIQS to make a determination (in respect of rectification costs). The appointment by the Secretary will be through a request to the AIQS.

The following table contains AIQS members who are registered on the NSW Strata Management Defect Determination Panel as of 13th July 2020.

Should you wish to be included on the AIQS Strata Defects Inspection Panel, please complete and return this application form along with your CV and current P.I. Certificate of Currency to

NSW Fair Trading has requested that the following documents be made available on this web page.

AngeloAntidormiProperty & Building AssessmentsMAIQSCQSEmail0418 455 2942228
AdamArdenMitchell BrandtmanMAIQSCQSEmail0422 446 2612000
MichaelAsbridgeGreenbridge QS ConsultantsAAIQS Email0417 069 9382102
StephenBallestyIn-Touch AdvisoryFAIQSCQSEmail0411 378 7872000
IanBersonmbmAAIQS Email0413 266 4132000
StephenChiewKinlay Grinham Casey BurneFAIQSCQSEmail0419 988 9382065
MichaelDakhoulConstruction Consultants (QS)FAIQSCQSEmail0404 487 7482150
XanDuongmbmAAIQS Email0403 243 2902000
LukeFosterBlue Stone ManagementAAIQS Email0408 557 8692000
PaulFungWT PartnershipMAIQS Email0414 982 5072000
JoshHeymannDCWCAAIQS Email0417 480 9322074
ElaineHumanmbmMAIQSCQSEmail0452 047 7942000
PaulJanesmbmFAIQS Email0422 866 4152000
NileKannangarage DonKinlay Grinham Casey BurneMAIQSCQSEmail0432 878 5702065
PeterLeeJRQSAAIQSCQSEmail0410 523 9882134
ScottLeighton SmithLeighton Kesteven CorporationFAIQS Email0418 795 1712075
TerryLyonsLyons AdvantageMAIQS Email0419 278 6782830
StephenMaddenMadden & AssociatesAAIQSCQSEmail0429 622 7692320
DavidMaddenmbmAAIQS Email0411 876 1582000
AristoMatsasProvincial HoldingsAAIQS Email0438 660 0592138
HelgaMayniermbmMAIQSCQSEmail0412 160 0742000
JustinO'BrienO'Brien Quantity SurveyingAAIQSCQSEmail0401 963 7742290
GraemeWalton-SmithWalton Smith ConsultantsFAIQS Email0438 845 1942830
KenWhyteKue-S-ServicesMAIQSCQSEmail0418 260 0132770
TerenceWuGrandwide ConsultantsMAIQSCQSEmail0432 085 4532217