The Building Dispute Tribunal (BDTSA) is an independent entity which offers assistance and resource in the following instances:
• Unhappy clients that wishes to declare and resolve disputes against their builders, contractors and/or service providers;
• Appointed builders, contractors, architects or service providers that experience any disputes with their clients as a result of contractual obligations between the parties.
If you have experience in mediation, litigation and/or resolution of building or construction disputes, then the Building Disputes Tribunal South Africa is just for you.
As professional Mediators we are fast becoming a recognised and respected entity that provide independent, nationwide dispute resolution services to the building and construction industry as well as to the everyday consumer.
The aim of BDTSA is to accommodate and facilitate solutions with regards to any small building work, mainly home renovations with a monetary value of less than R 1 000 000.00 Our objective is to resolve building-, renovation and construction disputes without the need of costly formal litigation.
We maintain a large panel of qualified and professional mediators to offer fast, effective and fair solutions to your building disputes.
Where mediation is required, our professional staff will facilitate the mediation process via duly qualified mediators around the country.
Our mediators are handpicked and mostly qualified practicing attorneys with vast experience in mediation.
Our professional staff will attend to any dispute lodged, deal and negotiate with the disputed party and endeavor to resolve the dispute.
It is our aim to achieve the desired result of an amicable solution that is the most cost effective.
Before proceeding, the parties will need to agree to mediate using the BDTSA Mediation Rules.
Mediation is a cost effective alternative to costly litigation and is becoming the first choice when resolving building disputes.
BDTSA, your handling and preparation of a dispute has made our work as mediator so much easier and we were able to reach an amicable solution to the client’s problem, your resource hub has also been a great help. Keep up the good work BDTSA.
Great service BDTSA, my dispute with the architect was resolved in no time and my blame on the building contractor was uncalled for, we are now friends and my wife is ecstatic with the end result of the build.
Thank you, BDTSA, for the comment, the mediation work and resource hub you provided enriched my practice and we are looking forward to the ongoing partnership. It’s been great collaborating with you guys. We are all very grateful to be working with BDTSA!
I came in disagreement with my builder as we interpreted a certain clause of our agreement differently, my new house would not have been what I envisaged, I made contact with BDTSA, they in turn discussed the matter with the builder and soon we had the matter resolved. My builder and I are now good friends and both very happy.
After a long and ongoing battle with the contractor and my bank account almost depleted, I made contact with Building Disputes Tribunal South Africa, I must admit very hesitantly. They asked a few questions and pointed out that I have been a bit unreasonable on certain aspects, but still took on the matter and after negotiating with the contractor they reached a resolution that not only made me happy but ensured a better outcome than what I even expected. Today I occupy a better home than what I dreamt for. Thumbs up for the professional assistance.
We raised our concerns on the BDTSA website and in no time, they reverted to us with some questions which they took up with the builder and within days our disagreements with the builder was resolved. Thanks to the technology I did not have to face the builder with an argument.
My client is not a very talkative person and I sensed she was not entirely happy about something. I approached BDTSA via the internet explained the situation and within days they came back with solutions to actually minor hindrances the client had. It was resolved thanks to technology and professional assistance.