Hello everyone, this is my first posting though my research regarding building my new home has led me here many times before.
Please, I am hoping for your advice in relation to a letter I received in the mail only this afternoon from Kerdels stating that they want to "pass on" a price increase of 10k before they commence construction.
Obviously I have real issues with having to cough up an additional 10 grand when I am building my first house and am running things tight on a single income for a family of three.
There is no mention specific of carbon tax in my letter though it goes into some jargon stating that most of their suppliers have reviewed their normal prices and mention of new building permit procedures and extra government charges/taxes. (That’s their hint of the carbon tax no doubt)
My first question would be can I successfully debate with them the specifics of this cost rise as I take it they wouldn’t be so stupid to pass it on if they knew they may not get away with it?
Does the HIA contract protect me from this kind of unfairness or can they just slap on more costs when they need to/want to?
If I was to refuse will I be able to get out of the contract at all without having to pay enormous costs up around the $25k mark to cover their loss of profit ect?
I will be in contact with the builder tomorrow to try and get some info though no doubt it will be completely one sided.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and all information received from fellow forum members is much appreciated.
I may well think of something else to ask as my brain is overwhelmed by the money factor at this time!