Australia: Homeowners' horror as they are hit with surprise $90,000 bill over building flaw that was APPROVED by the proper authorities - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

AustraliaHomeowners' horror as they are hit with surprise $90,000 bill over building flaw that was APPROVED by the proper authorities

09:56  15 april  2019
09:56  15 april  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Home-owners helpless after shoddy build leaves them with $200k bill

Home-owners helpless after shoddy build leaves them with $200k bill A couple have been left with a $200,000 bill after their tree-change home flooded - and they discovered to their shock they weren't covered for it. Keith and Lizzie Stone bought a home in Melbourne's Dandenongs for just under $700,000 in 2016. It was advertised as having just undergone an "exquisite renovation", featuring "fine fittings throughout". The couple went through all the appropriate checks and procedures. © A Current Affair Keith and Lizzie Stone are stuck with a $200,000 bill after their house was flooded. "It's been built up to code, regulation, everything's good.

How A Bill Becomes A Law. The primary function of Congress, as the Legislative Branch of our government, is to create and modify laws. The bill is referred to the appropriate committee by the Speaker of the House or the presiding officer in the Senate.

A. Belgium has always had a lot more than the faceless administrative buildings that you can see in the outskirts of its capital, Brussels. A number of beautiful historic cities and Brussels itself offer impressive architecture, lively nightlife, first-rate restaurants and numerous other attractions for visitors.

A young couple have been stung by a surprise $92,000 bill for a flaw in their building - despite the feature being approved by authorities.

Homeowners' horror as they are hit with surprise $90,000 bill over building flaw that was APPROVED by the proper authorities© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jessica Howsey and Ryan Silvagni (pictured) bought an apartment in a block of units in South Yarra, Melbourne, after they became engaged Jessica Howsey and Ryan Silvagni bought an apartment in a block of units in South Yarra, Melbourne, after they became engaged.

Their apartment block was audited by the Victorian Building Authority in 2018 and was found to have the same dangerous cladding as was on Grenfell Tower when it caught fire in 2017, killing 72 people.

Notorious rapist approved for parole

Notorious rapist approved for parole A notorious rapist who attacked multiple women, sometimes while pretending to be a policeman, has been approved for parole. Lyell Grant Meizer, 69, has spent years in jail for attacks on girls and young women. His bid for freedom could be denied by the Attorney-General, who has requested two psychiatrists assess Meizer to determine if he should be classified as a dangerous sex offender. © Supplied Lyell Grant Meizer, 69, has spent years in jail for attacks on girls and young women. The parole board will decide if suitable accommodation can be found for him in north Ipswich, Queensland.

Homeowner Associations, or HOAs, are prone to abuse and weird dynamics. Here are 10 homeowners association problems of HOAs Sadly, one of these recurring themes is that the victims of the HOA’s tactics tend to be among the most vulnerable populations, including the elderly and infirm.

He assumed full authority over his property at age 21.[7]. In 1784, Jefferson was sent by the Congress of the Confederation[f] to join Benjamin Franklin and John Adams in Paris as Minister Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Treaties of Amity and Commerce with Great Britain, Russia, Austria

The couple were told they would have to pay more than $90,000 for the cladding to be removed.

'We are first-home owners, we are young professionals. There are people here who are retired, there are single mums in this building, I mean it is almost a joke,' Ms Howsey told Nine News.

They were given a huge bill by the VBA to remove the cladding on their new home.

'We have to come up with $90,000 to replace cladding that wasn't disclosed on any documentation that was signed off by local councils and fire authorities, it's like a slap in the face to be honest,' Mr Silvagni said.

'Art and history destroyed before our eyes': Witnesses share their horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral is engulfed in flames

'Art and history destroyed before our eyes': Witnesses share their horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral is engulfed in flames 'Basically the whole rooftop is gone. I see no hope for the building,' said witness Jacek Poltorak, watching the fire from a fifth-floor balcony two blocks from the cathedral in Paris.

There are over 12, 000 animals at London Zoo and that is not counting every ant in the colony (В Лондонском зоопарке живут более 12 тысяч животных, не считая муравьев в колонии)! The module was created by the head of the Department of Education at Durham University.

One year ago, a bill targeting online sex trafficking took effect. Sex workers say the consequences have been devastating. They picked the wrong astrophysicist. Antiabortion ‘heartbeat’ bills are illegal. Why do Republicans keep passing them ?

The couple have been advised to take out a loan to pay for the cladding to be removed.

But Ms Howsey said the loan scheme provided by the Government for cladding removal was not applicable for their circumstances.

'There is a cladding rectification agreement loan that's being made available by the Government but there is only one council participating at the moment because it is optional,' she said.

'You cannot create a scheme for optics and say, ''look how we are helping Australians'', when you make it optional and you make it flawed - no one can access that scheme.'

Homeowners' horror as they are hit with surprise $90,000 bill over building flaw that was APPROVED by the proper authorities© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Their apartment block (pictured) was audited by the Victorian Building Authority in 2018 and was found to have the same dangerous cladding as was on Grenfell Tower when it caught fire in 2017

Pensioners Jennifer, 78, and Kevin Opie, 84, also live in the apartment block, and were shocked to find out they would be charged to remove the cladding on their building.

Horror start to Easter break as learner motorcyclist, 21 , dies after colliding with a barrier – as police beg drivers to slow down this long weekend

Horror start to Easter break as learner motorcyclist, 21 , dies after colliding with a barrier – as police beg drivers to slow down this long weekend A learner motorbike rider has died in a horror crash overnight west of Sydney, just days after police issued a plea to motorists urging them to slow down ahead of the deadly Easter break.

I filed a Homeowners ’ Exemption months ago but recently received a tax bill that does not show the exemption. What should I do? The exemption is available to the eligible owner of a dwelling that is subject to a supplemental assessment resulting from a change in ownership or completion of new

Over the course of his life, he remodeled and expanded Monticello and filled it with art, fine furnishings and interesting gadgets and architectural details. It was a forerunner to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects people’s right to worship as they choose.

'We opened up our computer and saw that we owed $92,000... we were absolutely panic-stricken, we were devastated, we couldn't believe it,' Mrs Opie said.

The couple were told that if they did not pay the $92,000 to remove the cladding in two months then they would face further fines of $20,000 or be evicted from the property.

Mrs Opie said the stress had forced her to take anxiety medication and stopped her from sleeping.

The Opies said the VBA told them to take out a loan to pay for the removal.

In a statement, the VBA said public safety was their 'first priority'.

'Combustible cladding needs to be removed from these buildings and the VBA will support owners through this difficult process,'  a VBA spokesperson said.

'The Supreme Court of Victoria determined in December 2017, that after an occupancy permit is issued, the Victorian Building Authority cannot direct builders to fix non-compliant work.

'This means that owners are responsible for fixing their buildings. The VBA acknowledges the difficulty for owners and will help them navigate this complex task.'

BIP star Bill claims he's not threatened by Brooke

BIP star Bill claims he's not threatened by Brooke The fight is on for Alex Nation’s heart – and Bill Goldsmith is prepared to win it! He's up against Brooke Blurton, with the trio stuck in an epic love triangle on Bachelor In Paradise. Brooke and Alex's romance is set to be the steamiest in Bachelor In Paradise. But Bill isn't letting the women's connection get in the way of his plans to win over single mum Alex. After Bill and Alex's double date in Fiji last week – which they shared with Brooke and Nathan – Bill says he believes there's "something special there".

Preamble to the Bill of Rights *Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses

Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence- building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of Most of these operations are established and implemented by the United Nations itself, with troops serving under UN operational control.

WHAT IS CLADDING?

Cladding is a non-loadbearing skin or layer attached to the outside of a home to shed water and protect the building from the effects of weather. It is a key element in the aesthetic appeal of the home and directly influences both building cost and property value.

Your choice of cladding has a significant effect on the environmental performance of your home.

The primary roles of cladding are to control the infiltration of weather elements and the egress of water vapour while providing a durable, aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Secondary roles can include sound and thermal insulation, fire resistance, and the capacity for cleaning in dusty, polluted or vandal prone environments.

Fire ravages residential building on northern edge of Paris.
A fast-moving fire has ravaged a residential building on the northern edge of Paris. Firefighters spokesman Gabriel Plus says there are no known victims in the Saturday night blaze that moved through four floors of the large modern structure. Teams are searching for potential victims. The spokesman told BFMTV that it is too early to know the origin of the fire. He said it began on both the outside and inside of the building and raged through the third through sixth floors. He did not clarify. The building has two elevator shafts, which typically can spread flames.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 6
This is interesting!