Im building with a volume builder for our first home and just recieved the initial contract along with costings. I've noticed a number of incorrect items, missing or just strange things in the contract.
Now I've made my builder aware of this and the response was the following.
"any changes will need to be completed through a post contract variation after you sign the initial contract".
My concerns are
1. Should I even be signing such a contract if its wrong? (sounds stupid but i cannot understand why they insist I sign it first before they complete any variations)
2. Why do these items have to be in the form of a variation? Why can't they fix the original contract?
3. By signing, technically I have agreed to building the house with a number of things that I didn't ask for, things that I did ask for were missing. If i then go through post variation there are costs involved. My builder says things I've raised previously won't cost me but this then becomes a he said she said issue which I would much rather avoid.
I don't believe in creating conflict where there is none but am I being a bit paranoid here? Should I simply tell my builder to fix everything and include it in the initial contract?