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Consumer Afffairs Building Guide

Consumer Afffairs Building Guide

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A comprehensive guide to the building process from Consumer Affairs covering finance, dealing with builders, disputes and much more. This is a big document and will take time to load.
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 Building & Renovating 
 A Guide for Consumers
Revised and updatedSeptember 2007
 
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This guide is available from Consumer Affairs Victoria. You canattain additional copies by calling 1300 55 81 81 (local call) orvisiting www.consumer.vic.gov.au.To order more than five copies at a time, fax a request to(03) 8684 6333 or write to:Consumer Affairs VictoriaGPO Box 123Melbourne Victoria 3001
Disclaimer
Because this publication avoids the use of legal language,information about the law may have been summarised orexpressed in general statements. This information should notbe relied upon as a substitute for professional legal advice orreference to the actual legislation.© Copyright State of Victoria 2007This publication is copyright. No part may be reproduced byany process except in accordance with the provisions of the
Copyright Act 1968
. For advice on how to reproduce any materialfrom this publication, contact Consumer Affairs Victoria.ISBN 1 921079 12 6Authorised by Hon Tony Robinson MP1 Macarthur Place Melbourne 3000Published by Consumer Affairs Victoria121 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000Printed by Vega Press 274 Ferntree Gully Road Notting Hill 3168Printed on recycled paper.
 
Foreword
 
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Building or renovating a home is often the single most expensiveexercise a family can undertake.In most cases, people who carry out a domestic building project have apositive experience. However, each year around 2000 consumers makewritten complaints to Building Advice and Conciliation Victoria (BACV)– a Victorian Government service established to provide advice and helpresolve building disputes.The most common complaints relate to contracts, delays and qualityof work.
 Building and Renovating: A Guide for Consumers
has been designed as anessential reference tool to help you avoid such pitfalls while planningand completing a building and renovating project.The guide explains building laws and contains hints that will assist youto successfully plan and complete each stage of your building project.It also contains important tips, such as using a registered builder andhaving project details clearly stated in your contract.I hope that you find
 Building and Renovating: A Guide for Consumers
 useful. I encourage you to hold onto the guide and refer to it throughoutyour entire project. Of course, if you have queries or if problems dooccur, you can always contact BACV at Consumer Affairs Victoria on1300 55 75 59.
HON TONY ROBINSON MP Minister for Consumer Affairs
 Foreword 

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