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    VIC building dispute

    Hello, I have signed a building contract in jan 2020. Now my loan is not getting approved and after all I am not at all happy with the builder work as he built another house and took long time. Now I am asking to cancel the contract he is telling he will not cancel, he will give me 3 months...
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    VIC canceling a building contract

    Hello, I have signed a building contract in jan 2020. Now my loan is not getting approved and after all I am not at all happy with the builder work as he built another house and took long time. Now I am asking to cancel the contract he is telling he will not cancel, he will give me 3 months...
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    Failure to Comply with Building Order - Guilty in Absentia....two years ago...

    Good afternoon all.. I recently received a communication from Fines Victoria informing me of an outstanding fine of $2,124 having been found guilty of failure to comply with a building order relating to pool fencing from over two years ago. Long story short.... Disjointed communications with...
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    VIC Cancelation of a building contract

    i Have signed a preliminary building contract along with a HIA contract with a builder under my name. But due to the covid impact my husband lost his job and this affected to my family finance situation. so i want to cancel this contract and want to exit. but the builder saying because my...
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    VIC Building contracts: site costs and retaining walls

    Hi, I’m currently in the middle of a residential build. When the building company did a site cut there was now the need for a retaining wall between me and the neighbour, as I’m lower. My builder is saying that is my job to pay for and that it’s not his responsibility. My understanding was that...
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    WA what date does building contract start ?

    Hi the new homebuilder federal grant requires that "contract entered into from the 4th June" as does the WA state grant. My query is we signed plans and specifications to build a house on the 2nd June builder signed these on the 3rd June We signed a 26 page "Home Building contract ACT 1991 -...
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    SA Australian Law - Duty of Care to Person on Premises?

    Dear forum, I would like an opinion on an incident that occurred at my workplace recently. On the day in question, the temperature was about 37 deg C with high humidity of 70% to 80%. It is my understanding that under Australian law, occupiers of a premises automatically owe a duty of care to...
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    VIC Estate Agent exclusive agreement contract cancellation

    Our friends decided to purchase our house, went via the estate agent, signed the contract of sale conditional on building and pest and finance. Signed on 23rd Dec, our agent told us that if they could not get a building inspector through in 5 days the building and pest part became void. Our...
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    WA Is a retaining wall a building?

    if there is an existing retaining wall on the property boundary and the adjoining property owner excavates at the toe of the wall, causing the wall to rotate ( be damaged ) , do the provisions of the Building Act apply as regards adverse effect on adjacent buildings?
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    VIC Terminating building contract by registered post

    I have sent my builder a notice of breach of the contract, referencing the breaches in the contract and giving them 14 days to remedy or else I will be reconsidering their employment. The letter has been sent registered post to the address noted on the contract being the physical address of the...