Hi All I have a dilemma with a Perth builder and i wanted to get some assistance from any of you who may of faced a similar situation or can give some advice on where i stand. Basically, paid $2000 deposit to a Perth builder for a preparations of plans agreement. Builder carried out surveys, did plans, costings etc. I have decided not to go ahead with this builder for a number of reasons & I want my surveying that i paid for. The builder is refusing to give me the survey data until i pay an additional $1800 that they claim to have spent above the $2000 deposit on engineering etc. My argument is that i did not authorise to spend above the deposit amount and its the builders own issue if they did. I did not ask for engineering to be done, as far as i was aware it was 'preparation of plans'. Any advice appreciated.