Stop builders turning dream homes into nightmares

Gerard Brody, CEO of Consumer Action says that building a home is turning into a nightmare for too many Victorians.

“Building your own home is a dream for many Victorians, but too often it can turn into a nightmare. Unscrupulous builders may skimp on materials, hire low-cost tradespeople or keep a sizeable share of the contract price for themselves. When it comes to complaints, some builders abrogate their responsibilities to repair homes and instead blame the owners because they know that costly legal proceedings will deter homeowners from pursuing them and holding them to account for their shoddy work.”

Read the full piece in The Age.

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