Yep 9 months and counting. It's been a nightmare of late since there was staff restructure at PD and the dispensation application was not handled swiftly to say the least and numerous persistent errors in the contract, drawings and colour document... I can't even remember how many times I've resent the marked up docs to them but it's more than 5 times. I'll save the full story for my blog which I hope to setup soon to save boring everyone here with the details and hope may help others considering Porter Davis.
Regarding the notes they added in my contract, it wasn't added to the HIA contract but noted in the PD contract document that contains the pricing.
Seems like others have been able to change payment schedule in the HIA document. Wish I had known this was possible as I'd do the same too.
Tbh we are too 9 months in having been through that exact nightmare. Very frustrating! Yes i was just thinking the pd contract itself is different to the hia.
Sounds like you are both having a terrible experience. Here's hoping it gets better for you soon.