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We currently live in Canberra, but moved from Brisbane . We were building a house in Bardon , and all was going well till 2/3rds of the way through , when the builder did a runner with nearly $400 000 of our money

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Qld

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes with QBCC

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The tradies haven`t been paid and we know the builder has run away to his parents place in Bundaberg

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Australia Law
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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 11 months ago
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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Good Afternoon

Was the contract with him personally or to a company?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
With a company called Bazel & Co
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Good Evening.

You can only sue the company not him personally unless he has given personal guarantees.

Do you know if the company has any assets?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No he has gone into liquidation
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Unfortunately there is very little that you can do.

You are now a creditor and you have to deal with the liquidator.

If you had some personal guarantee from the builder then you could chase him personally. If not then you can only sue the company that you had the contract with.

I am really sorry I cannot give you anything more positive.

I hope this makes sense and is of assistance. If you wish a phone call please elect for one but be aware it will be an additional fee. If there is nothing further thank you for using my services.

If I have missed anything, or you have any further questions please let me know

If there is anything else in the future please do not hesitate to ask.

Please do not forget to leave positive feedback.

Regards
Leon

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks Leon , as we suspected
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Good Evening

You are very welcome and I am sorry I cannot give you anything more positive. All the best.

Regards

Leon

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