Changes to Building Permit process in Victoria

The Vic Government has just passed a bill that changes a few things in relation to contracts with clients. Changes will apply from the 1 September 2016. Builders can no longer directly appoint building surveyors. The amendments to the Act will prohibit a builder from acting as the owner’s agent in the appointment of the...
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Display homes – what to ask?

Building a new home is exciting and also comes with trepidation. But how do you go about choosing a builder as there is a vast array to choose from and many display homes to visit? Do I go off plans? Do I go off the ‘look’ of a house? Do I go off the ‘feel’...
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Getting building prices

Comparing builder’s prices is impossible unless they are all pricing for exactly the same job. It’s up to you to tell the builders exactly what you would like for your new home. Getting quotes can be a time consuming and laborious process, but it is an essential part of any new home. Generally, the first...
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