Nov 11, 2014 7:36 am
So over a year ago i purhased an untitled block in a new estate off the plan.The engineering report stated that i had 200mm of fill on the front right hand corner.Our bulider's soil test just came back stating it had 400mm of fill accross the entire block!!(3 test sites).So my question is even though the developer has probably got some "out" written into the contract should i approach them about this?...or should i be following this up with our conveyancer who has neglected to make us aware of such a clause in the contract.......i'm annoyed as you make your purchase decision based on what you are told in the land sales office and this has added at least $5000 to our site costs
Re: More fill than specified!!!3
Nov 11, 2014 1:47 pm
$4,000 for us.
Really bugs me that they call it 'Fixed Site Costs', but are free to change it. I understand that sites can change (particularly on un-titled blocks), so call it 'Preliminary Site Costs' or something similar.
NOT HAPPY JAN!
Re: More fill than specified!!!4
Nov 11, 2014 2:51 pm
Buried deep in your contract will be a clause saying that you should get your own soil test before purchasing as they will have "predicted" the site fill. After looking carefully at my contract of sub division i found that they had only done about 6 tests across the whole Stage release and came up with the levels based across those tests.
Same thing happened to us. We were told there was no Fill on our block however there was 400mm across the whole block.
Ours was an extra 4k in site costs..
Re: More fill than specified!!!7
Nov 11, 2014 11:23 pm
I'm in Curlewis. My mate is in Armstrong creek and almost every single house there needs either a cut and fill or piers. Need to remember that it used to be farm land there so it has very loose soil. It is also some what of a flood plain so it tends to hold a lot more moisture in the soil.
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