Uncle ArfurHow long are properties typically listed for w/ one agency?
22 June 2013
Thank you Rogerinaus for reminding me. I had one agent, that thankfully is no longer in the business and who abused my wife, try for 50% of the second agents comission.I…
turquoise_starIs 60% rise in soakwell cost acceptable?
21 June 2013
This is similar to what happened to us. Initially we were quoted somewhere between $2000-$3000 for soakwells, but by the time we got our contracts, the figure had gone up…
RobertoHSubsidence, soil types, issues etc in Dandenong Ranges?
20 June 2013
Great info guys - muchly appreciated! As others have said, the build quality of the house is much more important than the slope/soil type of the…
The How To StudioShould we discuss plans with council BEFORE signing contract
19 June 2013
Yes see council. Make an appointment with the Town Planners You will get better attention than walking in off the street. I don't know what council you're with but most…
gzkPorter Davis shower "niche" actually a "feature"?
19 June 2013
Is the BS claiming that the fall on yours is supposed to be as steep as it is? If so, ask them the display's niche has been defected for insufficient fall and if not, why not?
1rockyWhat order do I do these jobs after new home built?
18 June 2013
i would also paint first then Tiling (living areas, entrance) Timber (pre-finished solid - master bdrm, feature room library) Timber laminate (kids rooms & kids activity…
Saint MikeOpen for inspection tips - what to look for?
18 June 2013
Rule one - always look up. Rule two - have a list of what's meant to be where - including power points, TV/Net points etc. Rule three - look down - eg check woodwork…
building-expertPlease help!!! Bad job what do you say ?
17 June 2013
My expert evidence in recent VCAT proceeding has prevailed in an argument in relation to a similar paving job and my client was awarded the cost of paving replacement.
The How To StudioNo tiles under stairs? Is this normal?
16 June 2013
This is probably a problem with the documentation. The ground floor plan should have been drawn with the lower part of the stairs shown and part of the under stair space…
homeownerfinallyHot Water Issues with Henley House
15 June 2013
I have had this issue with the hot and cold fluctuating. I discovered (after 12 months of complaining that the solar wasn't working) that the pump was not even plugged in…
pezzhelp with cost for electric meter to granny flat
14 June 2013
Utility companies will not install a second meter for a single lot. You will need to install your own sub-meter, and then read this and work out the costs to each…
TerryABTree Root Damage to homes is not what it may seem
11 June 2013
A Sydney couple (very good friends of mine) has been thwarted by the Land & Enviro Court in NSW. A tree root is tearing their home apart, but court says it isn't. $200K…
scotty78Sand Filter VS Sewage Treatment Plant Septic System?
8 June 2013
Hi there you might want to check with council if they have specific reqts on septic for your area. I'm putting in a envirocycle secondary treatment system due to council …