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Man Left With Half A House After Bizarre Mix-Up With Builder

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Man Left With Half A House After Bizarre Mix-Up With Builder

A dad has been left with only half a house after a 'mistake' with the developer.


Bishnu Aryal, from Nepal, spent years saving up enough money for the house of his dreams, forking out $700,000 AUD for the Sydney plot and build.

However, he says that miscommunication with the builder, Zac Homes, has turned his dream into a nightmare.


The father-of-two now only has 'half the property' he had been hoping for.

Speaking to Nine News, Mr Aryal said: "I called the supervisor and asked him what's going on, why is the house like this? And he said, 'It's a duplex, semi-duplex', and I nearly fainted that day.

"Where's my house? I want the rest of my house. It's not a free-standing house, it's not a duplex, it's half a house. And it looks embarrassing."

Credit: Nine News
Credit: Nine News

According to reports, the agreement between Mr Aryal and the developer was for a free-standing home in Edmondson Park.

However, three years later, when he went to check the progress of the build, he realised that they had built a duplex on half the plot, leaving a massive windowless grey exterior wall.

It now looks rather bizarre, and not, Mr Aryal says, as he intended.

He said: "They were promising us the house will be ready in one year time, but we wait for three long years.


"When we come to see the progress of the building, we see our building was different to what we were expecting."

Zac Homes has since said that the original agreement was for a free-standing home, and that Mr Aryal had sufficient opportunity to pull out of the scheme following the changes.

The cost of the build with Zac Homes came in at $322,400, on top of a separate land purchase for $398,950.

Credit: Nine News
Credit: Nine News

However, between the time the agreement was made in 2016 and work began, plans changed.

Zac Homes says that Liverpool Council required that the lot be an attached dwelling.

But when the plans, which were for half a duplex, were sent to Mr Aryal, he didn't read them, instead forwarding them onto his bank.

"When bank asked, I called them and said can you please send the plan and I forward the plan to the bank. I didn't look," Mr Aryal said.


And while it's bad enough that his home has not come out as planned, Mr Aryal also doesn't have an occupation certificate, meaning he can't live in it yet.

Zac Homes says it has been trying to get this sorted for the past nine months, but that Liverpool Council and the certifier want assurances that the other half will be completed.

Featured Image Credit: Nine News

Topics: Property, Australia, House

Dominic Smithers
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