Code Compliance Certificate, Dispute Resolution, Professional Consultancy
Resolving a dispute and securing Code Compliance Certificate Domestic Residential
GWE Property was engaged by this private property owner who, right at the end of the development, ended up in dispute with their contractor.
We took the stress and pain out of achieving code compliance for our client whilst providing a far more cost-effective, outcome faced solution. We are absolutely convinced taking the legal route would have been more stressful, expensive and protracted. Even if the client had been successful in their action, at some point, they would have found themselves having to chase the various subcontractors and suppliers for their paperwork to apply for their Code Compliance Certificate.
Don’t take our word for it. The client has kindly provided a testimonial of their experience
We engaged Ben Whitehouse of GWE Property and Building Advice to gather and assemble all the documents required, and then apply forthe Code of Compliance, and deal with any issues or addition information that the Auckland City Council may request to fulfill their requirementsto successfully gain the Code of Compliance.[ CCC ]This was a substantial building project on Waiheke Island and a challenging assignment as the builder had not fully completed the contract and was not forthcoming with the building documentation and also this applied to many of the sub contractors that he had used. So this involved a lot of leg work and also required a sound knowledge of the building process and the council requirements.We found Ben very tenacious which was an essential attribute to piece together all the documents to successfully gain our CCC.Ben has a friendly disposition and was a great communicator, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and GWE Property and Building Advice.– Warwick Spedding
How could we have helped to prevent this?
At the outset, domestic clients are very quick to approach a builder, or sometimes a designer, to discuss their project, at which point it begins to take on its own momentum very quickly.
Whilst this will elicit all manner of juicy ideas and concepts along with a degree of sucking air in through teeth, it will be focused on the ‘obvious’ elements but not on the key things;
What is and what isn’t included in your architect or designer’s fee proposal? Design, obviously, but does it include site visits, technical assurance, redesign work, preparation of documents for submission for Code Compliance?
Whilst the builder will provide a cost for the work, who will provide the paperwork for all the specialist suppliers and sub-contractors – most builders we know like building, not paperwork! What happens if it all goes wrong – make sure the in’s and out’s of who has responsibility for what, is clearly documented. It is always worth agreeing on a solution for resolving any disputes whilst everyone is enjoying a cordial and collaborative relationship, not when you are on the cusp of a dispute!
GWE Property & Building Advice can assist you in all aspects of design coordination, contractor procurement, technical assurance, and resolving disputes.
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