Building A New House
Jun 16, 2013 5:52 pm
Just wondering if I could get some feedback and tap into some wisdom from the forum.
We contracted a house inspector for our first build with a large company.
He's given us a report at base stage to say there are a few defects needed to be looked at, namely uneven set downs to the Garage and Porch that needs to be levelled.
The SS says the defects are normal and still acceptable, but to forward the report to him anyway.
Thing is they've given us the invoice and terms say 1 week to pay. I want to wait to hear from them before I transfer the money. At what point can they charge me interest for late payment?
Re: !Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build2
Jun 16, 2013 6:13 pm
I would imagine after the 7 days have passed without payment
Initial Deposit 28/09/2012 // Prelim Contract Signed 25/11/2012
Selections 21/1/2013 to 23/1/2013 // Contract Signed 22/2/2013
Site Start 21/5/2013 // Slabbed 30/5/2013
Re: !Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build3
Jun 16, 2013 6:45 pm
The advice you are seeking from this forum is exactly the advice your inspector should have given you. Why has he not?
Get someone who has the expertise to advise you properly.
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Re: !Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build4
Jun 17, 2013 1:06 am
I was thinking since I've raised an issue that 7 days does not apply but perhaps a clause in the contract would still obligate me to pay them . just wondering what is the standard practice.. ?
Will speak to the building inspector again tomorrow and give the builder a call too.
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