When is the builder not responsible for a problem?

When is the builder not responsible for a problem?

If a problem develops after the warranty has expired, the builder is not required to fix it under the terms of the written warranty. Some items, such as appliances, may be covered by manufacturers’ warranties and are not the responsibility of the builder.

Do you need to register as a building contractor?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above questions, registration as a building contractor is NOT required. If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above questions, registration as a building contractor is required, unless the work is exempt.

What happens if there is a construction contract issue?

In the event that the issue cannot be resolved directly between you and the builder or contractor, it is almost guaranteed that the builder or contractor will pursue litigation in order to recover any payments that you have not made.

What happens if you use an unregistered builder?

Utilising the services of an unregistered builder is in contravention of the Act and excludes the housing consumer from the protection provided by law and the NHBRC. Expired – the builder’s registration with the NHBRC is no longer valid or has expired

Is it OK to send a letter to a builder?

Do not send letters to lawyers, government agencies, home builders associations or any other third parties before you have given your builder a reasonable chance to correct the problem. Interference from outsiders may impede the handling of your complaint. Also, sending angry, sarcastic or threatening letters is not likely to expedite your case.

How to resolve a dispute with a builder?

Most problems are corrected routinely by the builder. However, if a non-routine problem should arise, you should follow certain procedures to correct the situation. First, identify the exact nature of the problem. Then you should put it into writing and send it to the builder.

Can a builder use a complaint letter against you?

While going to 3rd parties and pursuing legal paths is not ideal, it is sometimes the only path – especially in the face of large complaints or disputes. Even if this is the case, keep your complaint letter professional and firm, giving the builder no ammunition to use against you.

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