Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Payout Order for Builders; Grafton Couple Win Case against GJ Gardner Homes Franchisee

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Payout Order for Builders; Grafton Couple Win Case against GJ Gardner Homes Franchisee

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Byline: JENNA CAIRNEY jenna.cairney@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE first of four tribunal hearings against a Grafton builder has found in favour of South Grafton homeowners Elizabeth and Derek Wood.

Fischer Built Pty Ltd, trading as GJ Gardner Homes, has been ordered to reimburse the Woods, who claim they've been living in substandard conditions after the local building company constructed their home.

The full amount and details on the areserved decisiona handed down by the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) on October 18 are not yet publicly available, but Mr Woods yesterday said he was relieved ajustice had been donea.

aWe've been living in damp conditions with wet floors, mould and mildew through the place,a Mr Woods said.

aWe just hope our win will help others.a

The CTTT confirmed it has another three cases still to hear, one of which will be heard in Grafton on Tuesday.

Mr and Mrs Wood waited five weeks to hear the decision but yesterday said they did not wish to disclose the amount they were awarded. …

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