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Gutter on brickwork cost

Hi mintyLeaves
Yes, the builder may charge to increase the price, but, you need to read the contract to know your rights. Best…

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[VIC] First home buyer mislead by volume builder sales rep.

Hi awkwajena
One option is, you could sell the land and look to build your dream home elsewhere.
Cheers,
John

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5 d5 dContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Charges for variations before signing contract?

Hi an3035
Assuming you are in NSW, then the Home Building Act applies. You should refer to section 7 of that law.
It beggars…

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1 month1 monthContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs

Hi yesplease
It is not clear whether the issue is a defect, breach of contract, or breach of some other obligation of the…

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HIA Building contract - clause 19 delays COVID

Hi Helentres
This is currently a contentious issue that many projects are experiencing. It is costly to escalate contracts to dispute, especially against…

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Terminating contract

Hi dydx88
You should refer to your contract. It will specify the events and circumstances that gives rise to either parties’ entitlement to…

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NSW complying development technical question

Hi being_Ripped_Off
It sounds like the draftsman may have made a mistake. You might want to refer to your contract with the draftsman…

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2 months2 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Knock down rebuild approach

Hi savagepuppy
It probably doesn’t hurt to get alternative quotes from builders. Even if you intend to work with the recommended Builder, other…

2 months2 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Builder using 10mm plasterboard instead of 13mm

Hi bc89
You might want to consider whether or not the works breaches section 18B of the Home Building Act.
It may or may…

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Developer lets us down, need advice

Probably worthwhile reading your contract for your options.

2 months2 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Take lots of photos!

The photos probably would be admissible in the Tribunal. But the Builder might exercise his rights under the Contract. Some contracts would allow the Builder to terminate

2 months2 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
VCAT question - Do you need to go through a lawyer?

Hi jm7821
Nope. Just go to the website of VCAT and apply online. Make sure to check the VCAT site to see whether…

3 months3 monthsContracts-SpecialistContracts-Specialist posted:
Build not to plans - advice needed

Hi Redders,
Not sure where the renovation was made, or what particular type of construction contract you have, but in any case, it’s always…

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Contract: Charge on the land and change of stage definitions

Hi,
While amendments or changes to existing contracts may be proposed, they should be consensual, or agreed to by both parties.

Your best bet at this point would be to consult…

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Penalty clause - when to initiate

Hi,
You can definitely consult a building and construction solicitor without notifying the builder. Also, you are on the right track in wanting to first settle the issue amicably with your…

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HOW TO CANCEL BUILDING CONTRACT BY OWNER

Hi singh001,
Best to refer to your construction contract's termination clause. Also, it would be worthwhile to consider all your options first, and…

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When to make payment for stage inspection

Time of payment would depend on the type of contract. Refer to your construction contract, it should have a clause about payment, which also should say when you're supposed to…

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Custom Builder Risk Mitigation

Hi mixter,
Try the VMIA website. It says a trigger event for the domestic insurance policy is the Builder becoming insolvent. Here is a…

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