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Tribunal may decide building dispute

77 Tribunal may decide building dispute

(1) A person involved in a building dispute may apply, as provided under the QCAT Act , to the tribunal to have the tribunal decide the dispute.
(2) However, the person may not apply to the tribunal unless the person has complied with a process established by the commission to attempt to resolve the dispute.
(3) Without limiting the tribunal’s powers to resolve the dispute, the tribunal may exercise 1 or more of the following powers—
(a) order the payment of an amount found to be owing by 1 party to another;
(b) order relief from payment of an amount claimed by 1 party from another;
(c) award damages, and interest on the damages at the rate, and calculated in the way, prescribed under a regulation;
(d) order restitution;
(e) declare any misleading, deceptive or otherwise unjust contractual term to be of no effect, or otherwise vary a contract to avoid injustice;
(f) avoid a policy of insurance under the statutory insurance scheme;
(g) order rectification or completion of defective or incomplete tribunal work;
(h) award costs.

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