Did you write into the contract that progress payments will depend on the independant building inspectors report?
No I didnt, in hindsight of course I most probably should have, but since the money for each payment comes from the bank, and the bank will not release the money without me confirming that the stage it complete, I can still withhold the funds until any problems are resolved.
maintaning contact with the supervisor is also a very good thing to do
I was informed yesterday that once the slab goes down next week and the bricks have been delivered I can book in for a "brick meeting" (their words). I was wondering why the heck I needed to meet my bricks, I figured I would have long enough to bond with them once I was living in the house so when I asked what a brick meeting was they told my that it was a meeting where I can sit down with the construction supervisor and dicuss everything to do with the house and basically go over everything just before the brickwork starts.
So at least we will be starting off on the right foot.