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  • Meehole
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    Seith instruct your lawyer to get your deposit back, no more asking what to do, just do it. Bella Vista homes was in the Herald today has gone into liquidation with 30 homes not yet completed. Probably one of many in my opinion going forward.

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  • seith_1031
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    Ok so we visited the site just a couple of hours ago and to our surprise the other 3 houses have rrstarted work bit the other 3 including our one is still pending. Also the other three have changed agents! There really kust be something dodgy going on!

    Don’t know what to do anymore.... i just want my money back and move on.

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  • seith_1031
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    thank you for your advise.

    being we are in a binding contract with a sunset clause of 31 January 2018, any ideas when can we get out of the contract?

    vendor still has not replied and their agent is full of BS. we are getting real tired of their BS.

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  • Meehole
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    Given what I have heard over the past week I would cut and run, get your deposit back and use it for another purchase.
    There are more properties being listed for sale and prices are coming back.
    Don't worry about trying to teach someone a lesson just worry about you and your family, move on.
    Sometimes things happen for a reason and if Ravenstone go to the wall then you have dodged a bullet. No Ravenstone, no guarantee or warranty on their product.

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  • seith_1031
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    update on this thread:

    2 weeks ago agent emailed me that power and water has been connected and they are finishing the floor, been visiting the site every week and there is zero change. even the rubbish is still there. probably agent is full of bull

    emailed ravenstone to ask the general estimated completion date of their 6 build in the area, they asked which particular lot in which i answered 3 lots so as not to raise suspicion that we bought the house but did not reply.

    sunset clause is 31 jan 2018, I highly doubt it that they will finish.

    sunset clause is very vague, upon our choice to pull out after the said date they will "return deposit with interest" but no interest rate is indicated.

    we are preparing to file a case with the REAA for misrepresentation of completion date. do you think we have a strong case? We are losing money as we speak with kiwisaver and other funds already with the solicitor.

    In all honesty we work hard to get a 20% deposit then they treat us like this. There has to be a way for them to learn their lesson. Sometimes it's not all about the money.

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  • donna
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    It sounds like you're getting the run-around I reckon FairGo would be interested - they did one just recently so it could be a interest to them. I see there's a few listings on Ravenstone's website - could they be working harder for you? With the right motivation you should see some progress. What you're going through is newsworthy for sure.

    cheers,

    Donna

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  • Meehole
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    Originally posted by seith_1031 View Post
    2 weeks ago the agent asked me to contact ravenstone homes, which i did, then they said to contact my agent for updates, in which the agent’s response was: ‘get your solicitor to contact the vendor’
    When you say agent do you mean real estate agent? Have you contacted the vendor directly to ask what is going on? I'm pushy I would be contacting Ravenstone Homes and hassling them for answer on progress. Solicitors are useless.

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  • seith_1031
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    Originally posted by Meehole View Post
    Then I guess that your problem is with the person that has the contract with Ravenstone Homes? I would go to Phillip Lee and ask him if he knows what the hold up is. Maybe the vendor is not in a position to complete the build? House prices appear to be coming down and I noticed Universal Homes advertising on tv (something they never do) completed homes and townhouses for sale. Think they have been sitting awhile and they want the cash flow. It could be in your interest to terminate the agreement and find something else already built that someone desperately wants to sell? The market is really weird at present, has been since the elections.
    2 weeks ago the agent asked me to contact ravenstone homes, which i did, then they said to contact my agent for updates, in which the agent’s response was: ‘get your solicitor to contact the vendor’

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  • Meehole
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    Originally posted by seith_1031 View Post
    Purchsed the property through a vendor
    Then I guess that your problem is with the person that has the contract with Ravenstone Homes? I would go to Phillip Lee and ask him if he knows what the hold up is. Maybe the vendor is not in a position to complete the build? House prices appear to be coming down and I noticed Universal Homes advertising on tv (something they never do) completed homes and townhouses for sale. Think they have been sitting awhile and they want the cash flow. It could be in your interest to terminate the agreement and find something else already built that someone desperately wants to sell? The market is really weird at present, has been since the elections.

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  • seith_1031
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    Originally posted by Meehole View Post
    Have you purchased the property directly through Ravenstone Homes? You mention vendor so wonder who is selling the property to you?

    Purchsed the property through a vendor

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  • Meehole
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    Have you purchased the property directly through Ravenstone Homes? You mention vendor so wonder who is selling the property to you?

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  • seith_1031
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    Originally posted by Meehole View Post
    Whose the builder? Some of us in the know might be able to shed some light. When housing companies like Horncastle Homes are shutting up shop in Auckland things are not good. From my experience when building stalls it is usually because the subbies are not being paid. We have been watching a build in Beach Haven that has been stalled now for about 7 months. Network Builders have a sign out front and they appear to be still building elsewhere so who knows what's happened with this place.
    You could always try the Council and see what progress there is with the inspections.

    The builder is named ravenstone homes. They have a portfolio of hones from takanini to flatbush

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  • Meehole
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    Whose the builder? Some of us in the know might be able to shed some light. When housing companies like Horncastle Homes are shutting up shop in Auckland things are not good. From my experience when building stalls it is usually because the subbies are not being paid. We have been watching a build in Beach Haven that has been stalled now for about 7 months. Network Builders have a sign out front and they appear to be still building elsewhere so who knows what's happened with this place.
    You could always try the Council and see what progress there is with the inspections.

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  • hawkeye
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    Try the media or at least the threat of the media. John Campbell or fair go?

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  • jimO
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    Originally posted by donna View Post
    Builders in those franchises seem to hit the wall around the 5 year mark
    i used to do work for a franchise owner, he ran a successful building co for around 15 years then bought into a franchise, he got rid of most of his workers, some became contractors for the franchise, he also used all his subbies from the previous company, over about 3 years all the subbies were replaced with cheaper guys, the contract builders built 2 to 3 houses and discovered there was no money in them, they were promised 6 or 7 houses a year but whats the point when your not making money, These group home co's love new builders just going out on their own, they dangle a big carrot in the shape of lots of work but they are also told how much they will be building the house for and thats why they are chucked up in a hurry.

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