ACT home owners are being kept in the dark about the debt disputes of their builders because of outdated ACT court computer systems, according to credit agencies. In every state in the country members of the public are able to easily access debt-related court disputes that involve builders through credit agencies, but the quality of the ACT system means that information is not easily accessible to those agencies. While the ACT government promised an upgrade to the outdated computer system in 2012, industry operators claim residents are being put at a disadvantage. CreditorWatch co-founder Colin Porter said an efficient system for the forwarding of business-related judgments was in place in all state magistrates courts. The company pays between $3 and $10 for each record. "With all the states except for the Northern Territory and the ACT, magistrates' data is provided to us on a daily or weekly basis," Mr Porter said. "Ultimately it's of public interest; this is not personal claims where there can be family disputes, this is purely business." Mr Porter said while no request had been made to the NT, the ACT Magistrates Court required a formal application to be made for the release of basic details in each judgment - including parties' names, the nature of the claim and any judgment amounts - making streamlined mass collection of data impractical. The lack of information available to credit agencies has been criticised by former clients of under-siege Canberra builder Andara Homes. CreditorWatch records show it had five default judgments worth a total of $132,000 made against it in NSW in the past year. On April 23, Leona Anton and her family received the keys to their new property in Casey, 21 months after the start of what should have been a six-month construction period. Ms Anton said the repeated delays had caused ongoing stress, and the family had made every check it could before signing with the Gungahlin-based company. "For me and my family, it's been the most harrowing experience of my life," she said. "We couldn't have done anything different at the start when we picked Andara: we credit-checked, we spoke to other clients, they had references from MBA, they had won awards." While the Antons would have been unlikely to be helped by details on any ACT default judgments - they signed up with Andara less than a year after its 2010 founding - trade creditors could have benefited. Affidavits in an Andara matter in the ACT Supreme Court on Monday stated the company, led by sole director Simon Anderson, was involved in disputes with at least eight trade businesses over alleged debts worth more than $230,000 in total. The ACT government announced in its June 2012 budget that $9.5 million would be spent in four years to replace the courts' IT system, which could facilitate a CreditorWatch-type arrangement. Mr Anderson has not responded to multiple emails and calls in the past 10 days. In March he rejected claims of any wrongdoing and said there were counter-claims in each of the matters then before the ACT courts.