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11 d11 dHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks Save H2O for advice. Block was classified E and the statement on the site investigation report stated, “No existing vegetation on this or adjoining allotments within influence distance.”
A large…

14 d14 dHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

If a large tree or a couple of trees in the same area are removed from the block on extremely reactive clay soils before house is built, what is sufficient…

19 d19 dHartsHarts posted:
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Thanks Tim65, I'm hoping he does turn up with his 'expert' evidence and then VCAT can see that it was collusion with the Loss Adjuster and Insurance Company. It…

21 d21 dHartsHarts posted:
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Thank you for the links.
I have the evidence builder's insurance Engineer provided a deceptive and misleading report, so hopefully we will not be eaten alive at VCAT.
- he wrote 3…

24 d24 dHartsHarts posted:
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Insurer sends out an engineer who falsified his report. Insurer claims, builder not liable for the structural damage to my home and grossly defective slab.
Regarding the engineers false report,…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Builders Warranty Victoria

You can only claim on Builders Warranty insurance if the builder dies, goes bankrupt or disappears.
I would question why he is offering you $18k, sounds like he is aware that…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thank you for the advice, I was able to download from the NCC website.

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
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Thanks Joker, I am reading up on absolutely everything and also passed building VCAT cases.
Wish I could get hold of the AS and BCA.
Receiving the Engineering report from…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Yes, I purchased an established 'lemon' house. Nothing but problems and getting the run around from builder's insurance company. VCAT will be my next step.

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

My section 32 definitely states that he is the owner with his wife. I have done some extensive research and my findings are, he buys the block, clears it…

Another defective house story
2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

I also did not receive the CSIRO Guide to Foundation and Slab Maintenance in my Section 32 when I purchased my home.
The landscaping including paths were completed by the…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Save H2O, they seem to have a lot of Get Out Of Free cards. I found it really interesting the engineers that are contracted to come and check out the…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Standards and building codes are there and should be followed and enforced. Unfortunately short cuts are taken. Why? Time, greed, lack of care. I’m sure if they were building their…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Numerous people are affected long term by financial losses, marriage break ups, health issues and more.
But by the time it has affected them it is no longer a hot topic,…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

It’s left me broken with no trust in the systems that are meant to be there to support us in these situations.

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Costs so far $12,000 getting an independent engineer to inspect and report. CCTV inspection and report. Legal advice. Emergency repairs to my home eg leaking ceiling caused ceiling damage, leaking…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

building-expert - The builder contacted his insurer in mid June '17 regarding making a claim for structural damage to my home. Insurer appointed Loss Adjuster who inspected property in Oct…

Another defective house story
2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks Building-expert. Unfortunately I don’t have this information but I have seen photos of other houses the Builder has built and surprise, surprise, no temporary downpipes once roof installed.
I have…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
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Could I please have some advice regarding the following. I have had a report for sewage and stormwater drainage. Findings for sewer: they could not inspect the main run due…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Insider, unfortunately yes. House built in 2012, suburb Belmont.
The only way forward is VCAT. Each ‘expert’ will try to discredit the other ‘experts’ and in the end put the blame…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Alex79
Unsure what the answer is but there does need to be something to protect those who opt to build or purchase a newly built house.
To help others, I have…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy,
It’s been an interesting read on these forums.
The current system is wrong. There are meant to be standards and building codes to be followed and as we know…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

6 years on and still no result.
I purchased a newly built home in 2012. 3 months later reported problems with doors unable to close and others jamming. Builder stated…

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