Building contractor ‘defaults on promises’

2016-01-28 06:00
PHOTO: candyce krishna A Deepvale Park home owner cannot access her property because of the condition of the road in front of it.

PHOTO: candyce krishna A Deepvale Park home owner cannot access her property because of the condition of the road in front of it.

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A COUPLE who purchased a house in Deepvale Park last year say they have had enough of the building contractor who refuses to tidy up and tar a recently excavated piece of land which leads to their home.

Deepvale Park consists of sectional title houses in Marburg.

Denise Ramdharee said the contractor’s plan was to grade the property opposite her home, but instead, the property and the road which leads to her home was excavated.

She claims the contractor also promised to tar the road leading to her house prior to the mess occurring, but has not done so.

“The person operating the TLB excavator damaged electrical cables and burst a water pipe on the property next to mine. The water gushed out and caused the road to become muddy. I have not had access to my home since last Monday,” she said.

She said she uses her neighbour’s yard to gain access to her home and there is also no space for her to park her vehicle.

“When I contacted the owner of the park, he told me he would not be doing anything about the mess. We can’t live like this,” she said.

Ramdharee said she tried several times to reason with the owner, but he refuses to sort out the issue.

“I have paid for the house and I am paying rates, yet we are still expected to live like pigs.”

Marius McCallaghan, the contractor who built the house, claims that Ramdharee was well aware that the road would not be complete until the other units were built.

“I still have more houses to build next to Mrs Ramdharee’s house and only then will I complete the road as these houses are built. She knows this,” he said.

McCallaghan said Ramdharee wanted her house to be built on the road where development was slow.

“She had a choice of other houses in the park but she wanted her house situated where there is no development happening.”

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