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Home Building Issues - Sydney Experience


Set of posts about defects and dispute resolution in regards to new strata property in Sydney, NSW.

Part 1 - Description of the situation and outline of 11 months of initial process to try and rectify major defects
Part 2 - Research in regards to Strata rules and findings that there is a lot of dodgy activity happening
Part 3 - Fair Trading application lodged and inspection set with the builder again
Part 4 - The builder rejected some defects and didn't fix any - Fair Trading inspector was called in
Part 5 - Fair Trading inspector came and ordered to rectify defects - 1 year and 6 months into process and no results yet!
Part 6 - Two months after Fair Trading inspection - the issues still not fixed
Part 7 - Some defects still not rectified - non-compliance report by Fair Trading
Part 8 - Two years into the process - started conversation again with the vendor and builder
Part 9 - Taking builder to the tribunal
Part 10 - Some positive result - one major issue fixed
Part 11 - Next milestone - Fair Trading inspection No 2. 2 years and 7 months in the process.
Part 12 - Despite Fair Trading rectification and tribunal orders the builder doesn't rush to fix the problems
Part 13 - Getting hot without a shower and the builders still not willing to finish the work up to standards
Part 14 - Final fight to get the shower/bathroom finished. More defects to go.
Part 15 - Another Tribunal hearing and details.
Part 16 - How strata owners corporation "solves" problems.
Part 17 - Final fixes and owners corporation costs. 5 years into the process!

No finished yet - stay tuned!

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