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We have keys!!

on August 20, 2013

Yesterday was the day.. we received our keys!!
SS was onsite from about 12.10pm to go through paperwork and sign over the keys to us. I even got to hold the ‘builders’ key and try it in all our locks to prove that they have changed them and only we now have access.

We weren’t able to do a full walkthrough as the tiler from South Coast flooring was doing his thing (remember how i said he was meant to be done Sunday, or monday at the very latest?! He mentioned he wasn’t planning to be done until Friday. But more on that can be found under the ‘issues’ tab on the right if you’re really interested) So we stood awkwardly around the kitchen bench and went through our ‘handover folder’ and discussed certificates, warranties and completed the HIA booklet. There were a few outstanding issues that were noted: two kitchen cabinet doors were still away being fixed, no lights/shades installed, appliances still to be delivered, door handle to WIL still needs to be replaced, Manhole cover replaced, various paint touchups. The one thing we forgot was that the WIR still doesn’t have a door handle or door plate thingi. Hubby will follow up with SS during the week.
We have around 90days now to note any other defects we want the Clarendon warranty team to fix/replace and after we lodge our form it will be reviewed and then someone will visit our house to assess the issues.

Appliances delivered in our garage today ready for install tomorrow or Thursday.
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Our hot water system is installed and good to go
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Here is a shot of our ensuite too; tiling still needs a wipe down
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So forgetting about the stressful issues with the tiler and company; Handover went great. We received a lovely ‘Sheridan’ towel and fragrance package from Clarendon. B sheridan 20130820_162311
Our Site Supervisor has really been great the last few weeks which has really helped us manage the stress and disappointments we’ve faced.

Tomorrow is moving day! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT, finally!!

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4 responses to “We have keys!!

  1. Joh says:

    whooo hoooo! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

  2. Did you organise the occupation certificate / interim occupation certificate or did they? This is a legal question for us at present. Clarendon are saying it is up to us to apply for this as legally we can’t move in until this has been issued. Congrats by the way. I say again you have been fabulously helpful.

    • Rubyam says:

      Clarendon organised the interim certificate and we will have to pay/organise for final occupancy after our driveway and retaining walls are done

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