Builder not following the contract ๐Ÿ˜ก

Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
Jul 8 22 Comments

We signed a contract with a reputed home builder and after 1 month signing the contract the builder says to change the location of garage to right and we are not happy with it as views from great room will be blocked.

What are our options here legally/negotiation with builder?

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  • Oracle DjWaleBabu
    Nothing...you can never win with a home builder. That 70 page contract you signed doesn't have a single line in your favor. Every line in that contract protects builder.
    Jul 8 0
  • Sounds like an idiot builder, if they eff up this early. Consider backing out and finding a different builder in a different location.
    Jul 9 3
    • Oath Atinlay2
      They should have been well past this level of detail before signing the contract
      Jul 9
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      That lot is a really beautiful lot.. we donโ€™t want to lose that.. we have researched and waited for a long time to find such lot..
      Jul 9
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Then youโ€™re going to have to walk away from it or compromise.
      Jul 9
  • Donโ€™t the architect plans require approval from the city? The builder would need to get the new drawings approved first right?

    Also, whatโ€™s the reason that the builder (Iโ€™m assuming general contractor) provided for moving the garage?
    Jul 8 2
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      He is asking us to change as it is corner lot and the garage driveway is on walkway
      Jul 8
    • Oath Atinlay2
      You wonโ€™t win this one
      Jul 8
  • New / Other
    DuQvV7y

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    DuQvV7ymore
    Life happens. Shit happens.

    Most devs here understand the need to readjust the specs of software to the realities on the deployment environment.

    Building homes is no different. Ask why the change is needed. What the options are for keeping it the same way. Or closer to what was originally planned.

    If that fails, ask for a discount.

    Be sane. Be rational.

    The permit process explicitly allows this because it happens a lot. You canโ€™t prep for finding a giant buried rock formation till you find it.

    The contract you signed specifically addressed this. And it is always in the builders favor.
    Jul 9 3
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      Okay.. we will try to negotiate and see what are the options for us.. thanks for your feedback
      Jul 9
    • New / Other
      DuQvV7y

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      DuQvV7ymore
      On a human level, it sucks.

      But really, most builders hate these type of changes as much as you do. It costs them money.

      Having an irate home owner to deal with just makes everyone dig in their heels.

      Be flexible. Identify good options and see how you can both get past this.
      Jul 9
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      Sure ๐Ÿ™‚
      Jul 9
  • Symantec GoRams
    Ask for discount, as that view you paid for is fcuked up.
    Jul 8 1
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      We will try..
      Jul 9
  • Facebook public2
    Ask real nice if there are other options but ultimately it's not up to you.
    Jul 8 1
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      Planning to do that.. thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
      Jul 9
  • Google vkg38472
    It sounds like a city restriction and you cant have it your way. Doubt the builder can give you a discount because the decision is not up to them either. Sounds like you are still in the permitting process and the contract probably will have language in there that prevents you from backing out due to city restrictions.
    Jul 9 0
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

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    Uh talk to your lawyer.
    Jul 8 0
  • Nielsen nqED75
    Why is he moving it?

    Cancel the contract.
    Jul 8 2
    • Oracle / Mgmt uhtred_1
      OP
      He is asking us to change as it is corner lot and the garage driveway is on walkway
      Jul 8
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      Builder might have a compliance issue with the city.
      Jul 8
  • New / Product XVrn30
    Just rebuilt our home in California. You are at mercy of government here and only defense is a good general contractor.
    Jul 10 0