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Slab Heave/Building Insurance

Hi Natalieanne
Since the builder has been deregistered, you can investigate whether or not you can claim on their home warranty insurance. A…

20 d20 dContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Fixing defective building work

Hi Building2021
Unfortunately, defects are a common occurrence in home building in NSW. A 2019 research published by Deakin University and Griffith…

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21 d21 dContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
HIA Contract COVID Clause

Hi Danyg
While it’s commonly the case that HIA contracts are drafted to protect their builder-members, it is also true that the pandemic…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Framing inspection

Hi beetroot_Juice
Inspections are done by the Certifier at critical stages. If you’re in NSW, you can refer to the Environmental Planning and…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Clarendon homes price lock in

Hi SusieG
I wonder if the contract provides a lawful mechanism for Clarenden to unilaterally increase the contract price. Over the past year,…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
AC indoor unit connection with Stormwater system

Hi Markoov
One option for you is to have your house checked out by a building inspector, who can determine if the pipes…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Wrong Site Survey

Hi @natural Stone
You should review your contract with the surveyor to see if you have contractual rights for damages resulting their error. You can speak with your local Government…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
extension of a semi house in Sydney eastern suburb

Hi larry_z
There are plenty of forums that might recommend reputable builders.
Cheers
John

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Builder’s extra charges on fixed-price contract

Hi sophielockwood
From your narrative, it would appear that the Builder has made improper variations. You could look into getting advice from a…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Hi Mohh
One option is to have the property looked at by a building expert. The Master Builder Association has a list…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
How to get concreter to remove their concrete left behind

Hi Bailey86
I suggest looking over your contract and checking to see if there is a mechanism to resolve the issue. It would…

6 months6 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Building price increases

Hi Misschilli
It’s hard to tell when supply will normalize. A guesstimate is material supplies will continue to trickle in at these…

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6 months6 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Solar Panel and structural warranty,

Hi ravenX
I suggest you engage a building inspector who can help you identify the cause of the defect. It’s unlikely that the…

6 months6 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Asbestos found in ground during demolition

Hi @ashington Homes
I’m grateful, thank you.
Cheers,
John

6 months6 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Squeaking floor

Hi kikiK
You might want to check your contract to see if the builder has expressed that the floors will creak during these…

6 months6 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi diepiggy,
You may want to refer to your contract, it should contain a clause on Liquidated Damages, which tell you how much you…

6 months6 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi diepiggy,
You may want to refer to your contract, it should contain a clause on Liquidated Damages, which tell you how much you…

7 months7 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Asbestos found in ground during demolition

Hi @Venn Diagram
It is hard to tell offhand whether the builder is charging a reasonable price, or if they are charging an overpriced amount to remove the contaminated soil.…

7 months7 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Terminate Build Contract

Hi ash19
It depends on whether or not you wish to terminate the Contract mutually or pursuant to the Contract.
If mutually, then there…

7 months7 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Variations - by builder

Hi annh
From the facts you’ve given, it does seem like this is a Variations issue. You might get advice on whether or…

7 months7 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
New build questions

Hi ez007 ,
It sounds like a building defect. You might engage a . A building expert can inspect the work to assess…

7 months7 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
New Build Contracts

Hi @Jacinta Rich
Contracts issued by the Master Builders Association are generally written to favor builders, hence, you need to go over it thoroughly and give it careful consideration. It may…

7 months7 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Hi tarunkumar
Whether the variations, and the corresponding charges, are allowable, depends on what your contract says. You might want to look at your…

8 months8 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Ceiling height discrepancy - new build

Hi ksun1985
If your builder does not build according to plan, and does not rectify the mistake, you may try to resolve the…

8 months8 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Contract and finance process

Hi an3035,
You should not pay a deposit until you receive the Home Warranty Insurance. It is a breach of the Home Building Act…

8 months8 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Initial Deposit Dispute

Hi sparshrohatgi
It is possible that the Builder is breaching or repudiating the original agreement. If there is no Contract because the Owner…

8 months8 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Terminate Build Contract

Hi ash19
It is possible that the Builder is breaching or repudiating the Contract. With the current surge in material price, your experience…

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