one2three wrote:Hosery wrote:one2three wrote:Also allow an extra $5K in your budget to have your own independent building inspector who WORKS for you and not the builder.
May I ask why the heck you would even consider wasting 5k of your hard earned on something like that? I'd save the 5k and put it towards extras, landscaping etc.
All these people that think the inspectors only work for the building company to help them out have no idea. Everything has to comply with industry standards and the engineering. And if said inspector is dodgy they will be answering to the vba and have their head on the chopping block.
Plus you can choose your own building inspector for your build nowadays instead of hiring 1 independently
You should go to VCAT and see how many issues people have in their build.
VBA is a toothless tiger.
Many sites have engineering issues, slab heave, building surveyors are corrupted.
Make sure you engage a person to look at your contract.
Here a few links
People look for help once they encounter problems, $5K is cheaper at the start than a legal system that cost tens of thousands.
Agree about independent inspector otherwise if things are stuffed you could be in for a long costly battle. The consumer does not know standards that need to be adhered to.