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15 years15 yearsGarnGarn posted:
builder charging for inspection

Hi, while some builders may say that they "own" the site during the building process, they don't. They do have 'charge' over the site, whereby they have a responsibility for…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Help! Builder wants more money!

Hi, ask to see the original invoices from the earthworks company just to make sure that they aren't charging you twice for the same job. Our builder did this on…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Slab not in the right place on the block

Hi, just my 2c worth, you are paying the builder to build your house as agreed to, and required in the plans and specifications. If the builder fails to do…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Fixed price contracts - Are they really?

Hi, If you are already having disagreements about the interpretation of clauses and meanings, you really need to ask yourself what the building process would be like with this builder.…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
cost escalation clause in contract.

Hi
It seems what this builder wants is a 'cost plus contract' rather than a 'fixed price' contract.
If a builder signs a legally binding contract to provide a…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Structural Engineer causes problems. What can I do?

Hi, this guy should be reported to the state engineer registering authority, and the tax department. His behaviour is unethical, unprofessional and illegal (everyone else pays taxes, why shouldn't he?).…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Fixed price contracts - Are they really?

Hi Zenith, I think that most reasonable people realise that some conditions cannot be forseen in a building project. These could be rock under the surface, highly reactive soils etc.,…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

Hi, the best advice is, if you don't understand the contract, get a solicitor to look over it and answer all the questions you have. They should explain it to…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Urgent- post contract variations by builder

Hi nonie, if it's contract related, go see a solicitor. If you signed a 'fixed price' contract then it should be fixed except for pc items and provisional amounts. Imagine…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Hi, for those in Queensland experiencing the excuse of 'can't get tradies' as resons for 'incalculable delays', an interesting article is in the Winter 2005 edition of Building Links, published…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Variation Reciepts

hI Stu,
In Quensland, and I would think most other states, legislation sets out what information must be provided by the builder when requesting variations or payments for variations. Might…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
What is the bottom line??????

It's not only the large builders that know how to treat customers. Going through the process with a small builder and haven't spoken with them for about 12 weeks.…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Price increase after signing?

Hi all, HIA contract was used and there is no cost escalation clause. I think that's why he tried to put it through as a variation. When I look at…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Price increase after signing?

Hi all,
Is it just me or have other people had their builder try to claim an increase in the cost of materials as a 'variation'? I thought that a variation…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
What are all the costs you have incurred building your house

Solicitors fees to deal with builder when things go bad.
Garn.

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Problems before building has begun.

Why does this happen? Some builders might be great at swinging a hammer, but when it comes to customer relations or understanding the legal obligations of both parties, they turn…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Contract - Charge on Land

It would be worth checking the legislation in your state regarding the legality of a builder lodging a claim over your land. The legislation in Queensland is the Domestic Building…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Henley Render Job - Would Value All Your Opinions

Hi all,
What is it with some of these builders? If they paid $14g for a new car and the paint work was scratched and flaking off would they be happy…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
How often does this happen?

Hi, Has anyone had their builder give them a 'variation' part way through construction for the cost of materials going up? The house was started before the strat and price…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Slab question.

Hi, I don't think it's any dramas with concrete strength for putting the frame up after 2 to 3 days. I waited 5 weeks before the builder started on the…

16 years16 yearsGarnGarn posted:
Contract terms clarification.

Hi, new to forum. I have a question with regard to the tern "commencement and price review date" as used in the HIA contract in Queensland. Is this the date…

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