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10 years10 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Septic pipework -PICTURE ATTACHED

I am continuing getting calls from our tenants saying there septic is blocked- the overflow comes out of the air vent from the spetic pipes just out side of the…

Septic pipework -PICTURE ATTACHED
11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Customer Service Co-ordinator V's Site Supervisor

I can only say for who I built with (Simonds), but I would imagine it would be similar for PD
The customer service rep is generally your main contact and should…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Welcome to the new/old moderator!

Hi Everyone,
Some of you might remember me... I was around for a little bit last year and have been so busy since that I haven't had a chance to…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Smelly plaster wall! Help Please!!

We had a similar problem with our investment property. Called our local vet and explained what was going on and she had a product called "Urine off". Spray it anywhere…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
A new record for Carlisle Homes...

What ever is stipulated in the contract is what should be produced.
If your builder was to say okay we will change that for you, then that says to the…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
A new record for Carlisle Homes...

I have being following the process of your new home, and so far from what you have said it seems to be going very well from my view.
You need to…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
How to get payment of 'Late Completion Damages'

Our house went into liquidated damages and our builder deducted it from the final invoice.

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Tree removal

I just took out 3 cypress pines. There was no need for a permit, however a $300 dollar bill.
Got a quote this morning to remove some huge "flax" plants. $450.

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Strata Unit Water Usage.

I just called Consumer Affairs and they said there is no way we could pass on any water / wastewater usage to the tenant, unless we increased rents.
Called the water…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Strata Unit Water Usage.

Morning,
We have a block of units (3) and there is only one water meter for the whole property, which means that we need to pay for their water usage (which…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Underground Rainwater Tank

FYI
I have 2 13 000L water tanks that provide all our water requirements. We have being in our house for nearly 1 year, only once did we have to…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
JG King and other questions

Hi TraceyE,
Here where I live, JG King are very popular and I would have to say they build the most homes than any other builder. JG house next door was…

11 years11 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Vic govt changes rules on water tanks

Here in Ballarat we have been on stage 4 for some time now, with our water storage down to only 9.6%.
We have 2 water tanks connected to our house, and…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Valuation problems . . . please advise!!!

Some will simply use a formula of postcode X sq M to come up with the value
Who on earth did you get that piece of information from?
Property valuers don't…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Utilities Bill

We built with a major builder in Victoria and all utility accounts were paid for by the builder.

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Unanswered Posts?

May be an idea to check the dates on when they were created. I have seen a few dragged up from a year or two ago- they are well and…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Pure Evil

Council= Angry.
1. Planning permit for shed.
2. Planning permit for house.
3. Planning permit to amend a covenant. ( Covenant had we couldn't build a shed over…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Making the side of your house interesting

Hi Stonecutter,
Just a comment in regards to your window placements, even though they they are nicely aliened from the outside, they would need to be aliened from inside the house…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
An artists impression

Police have now arrived on this topic.
(Not really, just me, one of the forum moderators!)
I suggest before anyone makes a comment to go back and read the introductory post.…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
What are these for?

Hi perryr.
These pipes have nothing to do with hot water!
The are in fact your termite protection system, however they are still to put a green box cover over…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
How to post a Photo

Just thought I would make it so it would always be stuck at the very top!
:)

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
expansion lines?

I remember having the same conversation with our building supervisor.
Once they all have foam in them, generally they will use a glue covering the joins matching the brick color.
Hope…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Rude real estate agents

Wow, I didn't have to go via that channel.
I guess you could give them 90 days to move out- you need a reason to evict them this way!

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Rude real estate agents

Hi Matt,
The tenants paying rent on time is irrelevant to serve them a notice to vacate if they are damaging your house. From what you have told us here you…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Rude real estate agents

With a number of investment property's, (I am seeing people talk about real estate agents in relation to rental property's- the agents who deal with this are commonly referred to…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Walkthrough inspections

Bring a packet of light globes!
When we built out house, it came with light globes, and I asked for them to be replaced if they were not working!
Wow, I…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
My experience

To be really honest- and I know im going to sound rude (However I don't mean it :)), what is the issue with the first photo…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Who should the real estate be working for?

Sorry for dragging up an old thread, what have people paid in the way of commission to real estate in different parts of Australia?

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
FRAMING OVER HANGING SLAB ?

Hi Marshy,
We had a similar issue for our garage, the frame hung over the slab. I didn't think much of it, however a few days later a concreter had been…

12 years12 yearsnewhomebuildernewhomebuilder posted:
Valuation problem

Just to make a note on what Mandy has said, their are real estate agents that are also qualified valuers- I know my estate agent is a qualified valuer

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