Re: Statement of Claim NSW2
Sep 01, 2021 8:35 am
If you dont believe they have completed the agreed works and so are not entitled to final payment you will need to formally dispute this, explaining why, exactly as per the terms in your contract about this. Builders are experienced with this process so best to consult a lawyer to ensure you dont make any rookie mistakes here.
Re: Statement of Claim NSW5
Sep 01, 2021 8:08 pm
Did you seek professionL advice in the two months prior to the statement of claim? Kinda sounds like you stuck your head in the sand for that time.
Not trying to be offensive, just sounds like you didn't do any of the things you ought to have when the alarm bells started ringing and I can only assume you argued with them over that time.
And yes, now that you've been issued a statement if claim you need to get a lawyer, because youre being sued.
Re: Statement of Claim NSW6
Sep 01, 2021 8:09 pm
Just to let you know what will happen if you do t defend it or ignore it, the court will find in favour of the builder and you'll be up for their costs too.
Sorry it's ended up at this point, but you gotta pay attention now.
Re: Statement of Claim NSW7
Sep 01, 2021 8:22 pm
numerous emails to the builder, engaging the private building inspector, following up with the PCI if they had been given outstanding items from builder, speaking to fair trading, lodging with fair trading etc
As I said we know we need to enter a defence.
noname have you had this happen to you? what did you do?
Re: Statement of Claim NSW10
Sep 01, 2021 8:34 pm
No it's not happened to me but I would have had a lawyer around the same time they tried to pull the shifty on me around practical completion you describe.
Also your inspector (your agent) had every right to enter the property sooner than the three weeks you mention it took your builder to "allow" it. That's in your contract too btw.
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