Reading through my building contract, i noticed that ty Builder has named me as the Person responsible for obtaining and paying for planning approval as well as stating that i am to get this done within 25 days of signing my contract. Question is why am i being made to apply for a planning approval that i know nothing about or is this the norm ? Secondly, i have a pre-approved loan subject to a few conditions. One of which is that the contract must be a fixed price builder contract. Question is that the HIA contract says clearly, that the price of the contract is not fixed and may be altered as a result of a couple of conditions listed but they are generic conditions with every contract. Do i need to inform the builder the need for the contract to be fixed ? Thirdly, the builder included some special conditions saying that the works will be deemed to have reached completion even if all the appliances are yet to be installed. Is this normal stuff or is this something that i need to challenge ??? Lastly, do i need to engage a Lawyer to help reading the building contract ?