|This ramp has a gradient of 1 in 2|
|Our termite barrier was breached. Downpipes were not separated from the concrete|
|Steps do not comply with the building code|
|Finish of the driveway is inconsistent and unsightly|
|Can you see that the bottom step is not level. The smooth edge is also very wide.|
To date, we have outlayed something in the order of $40,000 in fees to our solicitor and our building consultant. It would appear likely that when all is said and done we will be out of pocket by a considerable sum. Perhaps as much as $26,000. Best case scenario the insurance might pay all of our legal and consultant's fees. We won't know for sure until the claim from the insurance is finalised.
Worst case scenario we are likely to be about $10,000 better off than if we had not taken the legal action, and of course, other people will be able to see that M and A Landscapes have had a judgement against them when they do a search of their license on the NSW Fair Trading website.
So. Now that the legal dispute is over we are still left with defective and dangerous landscaping which we need to have rectified. However, the upside is that when we go outside we can look at our yard with cheerful anticipation rather than just stress and depression. Now we can finally make our garden beautiful again... and put up a clothesline!