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Old 08-31-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Hello,
We need some advice on whether to get all three phases of our new home construction inspected. Our reputed builder is saying that we are paying for inspectiion twice unnecessarily , since the home price already includes home insepection for all three phases. If we do bring home inspector for pre-pour , framing and then at the end then the builder will not bring his own and will use ours but not provide any plans to the inspector..
Also lot of people bring home inspectors at the end.
During the sales process all the builders says they do allow home inspection , once you get into the details this is what you get I guess ..Bullying tactics...

So questions :
1. Is this common practice for all reputed builders ?
2. What would you advice our response to be ?
3. Since the builder has the upper hand anyway , whether they listen to home inspectors findings is hit or miss anyway ?
4. Should we accept the bullying or respond to it in kind ? Can the superintendent or builder be mean and create other issues (we can't see/tell) down the road if retaliate ?

Thanks for the advice
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Woodfield
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I'd tell him to shove his house where the sun doesn't shine.

Surely your real estate agent has some better advice?
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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This is new house construction ..We went direct to the builder..Mind you this is a reputed builder.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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You need your own representation or you'll regret it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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Seriously : How do you respond to the builder ?
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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I agree I need an independent representation , but how do you confront the builder/super without impacting the relationship and pissing everyone off..
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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I agree I need an independent representation , but how do you confront the builder/super without impacting the relationship and pissing everyone off..
Once you have representation they can take care of that for you. But I have to say, the builder doesn't seem too concerned about pissing you off, and you're the client.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Why not mention said builder name to get better opinions. You need an inspector for all 3 phases and if they do an inspection also then both should be done.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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David weekley
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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I am on my second Weekley home. What they're telling you is that they're required by law to pass 3 layers of inspection and they're trying to tell you that you can leverage that. This is not a bullying tactics at all in their part and you are over reacting
Just hire your own inspectors and Weekley will be more than happy to accommodate you. Just tell Weekley when and what building phases you want your inspector in. Else walk out
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