Building A New House
Aug 04, 2021 9:29 am
I noticed it's become almost standard among the bigger builders that are not totally busy to offer architecture, tender prep, site analysis etc, for some low fixed cost amount.
If a builder subsidises these costs and you don't go ahead, is there an ethical or legal obligation to reimburse them? What's the etiquette here?
Re: Builder-subsidised plans & geotech - what's the catch?2
Aug 04, 2021 12:24 pm
New Home Salesman and builders are experts at reeling in unexpecting home owners,
whether their services are minimal or free the client always pays extra in the end,
determining how much extra depends if you are in the drivers seat, ie owning your plans , engineering and data helps
Familiarise yourself with the process, copyright and the contract
Designer,Engineer (Civil,Const & Envir),Builder,Concrete & Masonry Contract.Struct Repairs
Re: Builder-subsidised plans & geotech - what's the catch?3
Aug 04, 2021 3:43 pm
There are no free lunches and even if it were the dessert will cost you an arm and a leg.
There are two dangers here, you become attached to the builder and that will stop you from shopping around for better price and the second is that the builder will own copyright to your dream home design so if you go somewhere else you cannot use it. So your initial discount may cost you a lot more than you think.
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