Builder delaying house construction

protect_nature
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Builder delaying house construction

Postby protect_nature » December 29th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Hi,

We have given our house construction work(G+3) in a 30*40 site, for a full contract(signed to complete with 85 L) and the construction began this February. Somehow gradually builder slowed down work pace since mid of this year giving some excuses. My friends say 50 percent work like flooring, plumbing etc is remaining and we have already paid him more than his work , so we started questioning when he asks for his pay as per contract. He has received 55 L so far, expected 5-10L every month , though work progress is not on par with money he has taken. Till now only work finished is G+3 walls with just plastering.

Since a month, still slowed down and he has been sending just 2 masons and when we ask to other work simultaneously he tells it cant be done simultaneously. We are fed up and stressed of his irresponsible behaviour and need to solve this.

We tried to speak to him so far to finish work at least in another few months, but does not look like he is going to unless he gets more money which we realised is not a good thing to do anymore.

Only option left is to get a new builder but am thinking about cons of changing the builder at this point.

Your views and suggestions are appreciated, thanks much

swamy_blr
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Re: Builder delaying house construction

Postby swamy_blr » December 29th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Hi,

Very sad to hear your status, not sure what is your agreement with your contractor on completion and payment schedule.

Usually in material contract the payment schedule is based on milestone like work completion -
Advance - Foundation- walls - RCC(floor wise)- plastering etc...

Since you mentioned till plastering is done, after plastering the major cost comes - Electrical items, flooring, plumbing, painting, elevation, grill work, compound etc...

So at this point if you change contractor then it will be additional cost , better you speak with him and compromise to complete it even if takes 1-2 month extra.
If the quality of work is not satisfied, then better change him and go for new contract or else take labour work.

rgds
Swamy

protect_nature
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Re: Builder delaying house construction

Postby protect_nature » January 14th, 2019, 8:30 am

Thanks swamy. We spoke to him but it is of no use. Unfortunately, we started looking for masons and trying to complete on our own now. Its disheartening to see how people can act for self benefit.

If anyone wants to know, his name is Devi Prasad alias Babu, based in south bangalore. Pls avoid him


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