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  • Ginger Roberts
    May 13, 2013 - 13:17

    "Just finished a four year battle with a contractor who reneged on his contract, cheapest goods and very poor workmanship. All of these so called contractors need to be vetted by a professional body which would may then more accountable. The last monies I payed there was not a nail or screw put in. Now I have to have the house repared at more expence." Did you check references? Was this builder better than the others or did you just pick the lowest bidder. Typically, you get what you pay for. Should the builder be in breach of a contract, then you could have sued already.

  • PETER L
    May 09, 2013 - 13:39

    And they wonder why the underground economy is thriving? They overcharge for the work, no guarantees, and hard to get them and long wait time. I can get someone from the underground economy, get the job done faster and cheaper, and they do guarantee their work, cash well spent. And hey some of these so called contractors also do "underground" cash jobs, quicker to get them in for cash. A total farce!

  • Geoff Young
    May 09, 2013 - 08:59

    Just finished a four year battle with a contractor who reneged on his contract, cheapest goods and very poor workmanship. All of these so called contractors need to be vetted by a professional body which would may then more accountable. The last monies I payed there was not a nail or screw put in. Now I have to have the house repared at more expence.

  • CHB Association a freaking joke
    May 07, 2013 - 16:05

    This province has little regulation or licensing of Contractors. The CHB should start to stand for something instead of being a farce. The biggest investment we make in our lives is our home and there are far too many contractors who do shabby work, incomplete jobs or jobs that do not meet the few codes we do have but the homeowner is left on the hook. Any fool can call himself a contractor and set up a contracting business - this is wrong.

  • Elizabeth Park
    May 07, 2013 - 14:45

    Then you got Builders in Elizabeth Park asking for a 5% "Non-Refundable" deposit to start a new home!!! This is insane! Bunch of bums!

  • Turry from town
    May 07, 2013 - 12:47

    So the cartel are meeting wednesday to agree on how much more they can jackup housing along with real estate agents.They are the two groups that are solely responsible for making a home unaffordable for alot of people in the St.John's area.

  • james
    May 07, 2013 - 10:28

    Many home builders are a scourge on our economy. They throw up poor quality homes cutting corners everywhere with no concern for long term quality and charge maximum prices. Buyers can't easily tell the difference once a home is completed, until years to come when the problems begin. There are of course exceptions to every rule and a few home builders that do at least do good work, but they are the minority. The housing market is so extremely overvalued right now in St. John's.

  • New Home Owner
    May 07, 2013 - 07:27

    If you want a story to report, go talk to some of the folks building new homes. These so called Builders are taking the customers for all their worth!!! Demanding non-refundable deposits, tripple charging for upgrades and the list goes on!!! This is almost criminal!!