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bluetess
10 April 2019
5
Apr 10, 2019 10:28 am
Hi all. We had an inspection for pre plaster stage and some areas were noted to not meet the minimum standard where there were a number of inadequately filled mortar joints internally. The builder says they are not willing to do checks for us elsewhere in the house and take any plaster down when we...
Also , if those photos you taken are not garage. I don't see any building wrap? I guess its normal for some build thoug...
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bluetess
6 April 2019
1
Apr 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Hi all. We had an inspection for pre plaster stage and some areas were noted to not meet the minimum standard where there were a number of inadequately filled mortar joints internally. The builder says they are not willing to do checks for us elsewhere in the house and take any plaster down when we ...
Hi all. We had an inspection for pre plaster stage and some areas were noted to not meet the minimum standard where ther...
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bluetess
24 March 2019
15
Mar 24, 2019 11:00 am
Have a look at my recent post, they have seemed to remove this from their new contracts so I have heard
Have a look at my recent post, they have seemed to remove this from their new contracts so I have heard
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bluetess
15 September 2018
32
Sep 15, 2018 9:17 pm
As Gaudi has said, in Victoria the builder is not allowed to employ their own building surveyor and there are very good reasons why they are no longer allowed to do this. The VBA has information on their website about who appoints a building surveyor and it is a real concern if your intended builde...
We had the choice to choose our own but we went with the one they use and left it to them to organise that. They did gi...
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bluetess
15 September 2018
28
Sep 15, 2018 7:58 am
Mimosa homes. It’s a new ‘administration free’ according to them and because they are a ‘volume builder’ they cannot alter the contract.... yeah sure.... They have altered the standard contract to include the clause!!! The builder is full of 'IT'.
They have altered the standard contract to include the clause!!! The builder is full of 'IT'.
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bluetess
14 September 2018
49
Sep 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Build has started, Mimosa was really quick to attend the site. I have engaged Darbecca as independent inspectors and so far their response has been good. Pre-slab inspection was done 5/Dec with 7 defects. Report has been sent to Mimosa and been advised that corrections have been made and pictures w...
Hi mate is it true that mimosa charge per inspection fees? If you hire your own private inspector!? That’s what I heard...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
23
Sep 14, 2018 4:53 pm
You have a statutory right to an inspection and you cannot be charged for your legal rights. Contract cannot override your statutory rights. If you are in Vic you can refer to VBA. Thank you for that feedback Is there something in particular I should look at that refers directly to this? I'm trying...
Thank you for that feedback Is there something in particular I should look at that refers directly to this? I'm trying ...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
22
Sep 14, 2018 4:42 pm
My builder (volume builder) tried putting in an extra 2 weeks to the contract period for every inspection, however I was able to get them to change it to the effect that no time will be added for genuine defects in relation to relevant standards etc etc . So far they have been surprisingly cooperat...
I should have had darbecca review mine. The people that did have not been helpful at all. Told us it was a breach and c...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
21
Sep 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Which builder is this? It's the first I've heard of it. Mimosa homes. It’s a new ‘administration free’ according to them and because they are a ‘volume builder’ they cannot alter the contract.... yeah sure.... I built with Mimosa. This must be something they only introduced recently, as I was allow...
Mimosa homes. It’s a new ‘administration free’ according to them and because they are a ‘volume builder’ they cannot al...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
19
Sep 14, 2018 4:28 pm
On a related topic, I've been told by a colleague that his builder prohibits independent stage inspections. Apparently its written into this contract. Surely this can't be legal? Builder is Allworth homes. Nope that’s not right it’s within his rights to have them. Consumer affairs website will tell...
Nope that’s not right it’s within his rights to have them. Consumer affairs website will tell you that. They can’t stop...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
18
Sep 14, 2018 4:27 pm
On a related topic, I've been told by a colleague that his builder prohibits independent stage inspections. Apparently its written into this contract. Surely this can't be legal? Builder is Allworth homes. Nope that’s not right it’s within his rights to have them. Consumer affairs website will tell...
Nope that’s not right it’s within his rights to have them. Consumer affairs website will tell you that. They can’t stop...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
14
Sep 14, 2018 3:46 pm
You have a statutory right to an inspection and you cannot be charged for your legal rights. Contract cannot override your statutory rights. If you are in Vic you can refer to VBA. The above is correct plus it would almost certainly breach "Unfair Contract" laws. See further below. When b...
The above is correct plus it would almost certainly breach Unfair Contract laws. See further below. When builders try t...
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bluetess
14 September 2018
13
Sep 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Which builder is this? It's the first I've heard of it. It’s a new ‘administration free’ according to them and because they are a ‘volume builder’ they cannot alter the contract....
It’s a new ‘administration free’ according to them and because they are a ‘volume builder’ they cannot alter the contra...
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bluetess
13 September 2018
7
Sep 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Don't bother getting legal advice, the contract isn't signed anyway. Also, if you do get legal advice on the building contract, then you have waived away your statutory cooling off period. Don't waste your money on lawyers, especially if you haven't even signed anything! Well I don't plan to pay a ...
Well I don't plan to pay a lawyer just get some advice. Which some offer. I will see what happens.. we aren't in a posi...
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bluetess
13 September 2018
5
Sep 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Put it in writing that you refuse to sign the contract with that clause. Also request all your engineering etc thus far and balance refund. You can't possibly engage a builder that is treating you like that. Imagine the crap they will try and pull later. Consider it a blessing in disguise. I know. ...
I know. They have agreed to obtain engineering, soil tests etc before we agree to sign the contract and everything else...
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bluetess
13 September 2018
3
Sep 13, 2018 9:14 pm
You can choose not to sign the contract, just get a new builder. I get that but we do not really want to go down this path. They have been pretty good so far with everything else and our requests and also doing custom design to suit our land. This is the only issue I am trying to sort out and wheth...
I get that but we do not really want to go down this path. They have been pretty good so far with everything else and o...
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bluetess
13 September 2018
1
Sep 13, 2018 9:00 pm
What do people think about my builder adding a clause into the HIA contract to charge us $250 per stage inspection to have independent inspectors. While the are not stopping us from access to site and allowing this I do think it is questionable to charge us for this basic right in a construction.. I...
What do people think about my builder adding a clause into the HIA contract to charge us $250 per stage inspection to ha...
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