Townhouse Development Recommendation

Discussion in 'Development' started by RPT, 23rd Dec, 2018.

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  1. RPT

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    We are developing three units on a property in south east Melbourne and have approved plans & permit. currently in process of reviewing builders for next stage and after some recommendation for professionals and average price charged currently

    Building Surveyor
    Quantity Surveyor
    Conveyancer
    Builders

    Any guidance on some things listed below would be helpful too

    who is best positioned to review and administer contract from quality assurance and warranty perspective ?

    does building contract has write-up about structural and workmanship warranty ? what are industry standard and best practices regarding this ?

    i came across a builder/PM who uses someone else's licence to do work and very upfront about it,is that a normal practice in industry ? what are downside of it ?

    Thank you in advance !!
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    This builder is not qualified to tie his own shoe laces he hasn't got the qualifications to attain a licence. It is illegal to lend a licence. The person you are contracting with isn't the person who is liable should the person go broke.

    Your 2 cents @Tools.
     
  3. JHC

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    Depends on form of contract however in most cases a client-side Project Manager is best equipped to administer the contract

    In terms of insurance, the builder is required to take out domestic building insurance which covers structural defects up to 6 years.
     
  4. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Member

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    Why are you even asking this?

    Would you get into a car with someone who had no licence but used someone else's?
     
  5. RPT

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    It seemed inappropriate though asked to know if it's practised in industry
     
  6. RPT

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    How about electricals,plumbing ,paintwork or other fixtures ? is that covered under any other type of insurance or warrenty by builder in general ?
     
  7. RPT

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    Shoutout to all who can refer professional for devlopment project based on their experience ?

    Builders ?
    Building Surveyor ?
    Quantity Surveyor ?
    Conveyancer ?
     
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  9. RPT

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    @dan_89 it was good reading your journey ,reflected my experience with council and below average town planner....It would be helpful if you could recommend good professionals
     
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  10. RPT

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    Thank You
     
  11. Keentolearn77

    Keentolearn77 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you might need a project manager,
    I used metropole for a Reno, they I would guess project manage 20-30+ Small developments at a time, look them up, you should be able to get a better understanding, or choose some options
     
  12. RPT

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    @MTR @Sackie @melbournian tagging to seek any suggestions considering experience and exposure

    Builders ?
    Building Surveyor ?
    Building Inspector ?
    Conveyancer/Solicitor ?
     
  13. JHC

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    Under the same domestic building insurance, NON structurals are covered for a period of 2 years

    Check vmia website for further breakdown Home | DBI
     
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